Burch is a name of Old English origin. The meaning of Burch is 'bright and shining' or 'the birch tree'. It is believed that the surname Burch originated in Hyndley Birch in England’s Manchester as early as the 1500s.
Burch is believed to be of Anglo-Saxon descent that has spread to countries like Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. In Ireland, the name was made popular by settlers from Scotland and England, most probably during the 17th century.