Family name origins & meanings
- Swiss German : probably an altered form of Swiss Büchi. However, in The Mennonite Encyclopedia Bitsche (or Bitschi) is proposed as the origin. See alsoBeachy.
- English : variant of Peach.
- Swiss Surnames shows numerous Büchis (mainly in Zürich and Toggenburg) and several variants (Bücheli, Büchele, Bücheler, Büchler, etc.), whereas Bitsch(e) is listed four times and was apparently taken to Switzerland from Germany at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. Peachey is most common in Mifflin Co., PA; other variants appear in various communities.