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The Anglo-Saxon name Bream comes from the family having resided in Gloucestershire, where they held the manor and lands of Breme in the village and parish of that name. It is from the manorial name from which the family name is derived. The name Breme meant fierce, or vigorous.

Bream Early Origins



The surname Bream was first found in Gloucestershire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Bream Spelling Variations


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Bream Spelling Variations



Bream has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Breame, Bream, Breme and others.

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Bream Early History


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Bream Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bream research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bream History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bream Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bream Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bream Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Breams to arrive on North American shores:

Bream Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Bryan Bream, who arrived in Virginia in 1665

Bream Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Bream, aged 47, landed in Virginia in 1813
  • John Bream, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • John Bream arrived in Pennsylvania in 1866 and moved westward
  • Mrs. J Bream, who arrived in Iowa in 1870
  • Johannes Bream, who landed in Iowa in 1870

Bream Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Amand Bream, aged 31, landed in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bream (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bream (post 1700)



  • John H. Bream, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 16th District, 1958
  • Gray Bream, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Halifax, 1941; Godthaab, 1943
  • Sid Bream (b. 1960), American Major League Baseball player
  • Julian Alexander Bream (b. 1933), English guitarist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Bream Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bream Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 17 November 2015 at 10:37.

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