Last name: BALCH

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BALCH : This last name is indexed 83,641 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BALCH : 1: English (Somerset and Wiltshire): nickname from an unrecorded Middle English balche or belche presumably from Old English bælce ‘belch belching; stomach; pride arrogance’ probably applied in the sense ‘swelling pride arrogance’ but in some cases it may have been acquired by a man given to belching.2: English (Somerset and Wiltshire): possibly a nickname from Middle English balche a noun or adjective derived from Old English bælcan ‘to shout’ for a man who habitually shouted.3: Americanized form of German Bolch.

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