The name Breame is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived 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,
Early Origins of the Breame family
The surname Breame 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.
Early History of the Breame family
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Breame Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Breame has been spelled many different ways, including Breame, Bream, Breme and others.
Early Notables of the Breame family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Breame family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Breames to arrive in North America:
Breame Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- William Breame who settled in Barbados in 1654