The ancient roots of the Breand family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Breand comes from when the family lived in Staffordshire.
Early Origins of the Breand family
The surname Breand was first found in Staffordshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Breand family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Breand research.Another 447 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1307, 1327, 1327, 1327, 1379, 1500, 1572, 1516, 1598, 1560, 1601, 1600 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Breand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Breand Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Breand has appeared include Brend, Brende, Brennde, Breand, Breande and others.
Early Notables of the Breand family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Adam Brend, a prominent 14th century landholder in Worcestershire; Thomas Brend (c.
1516-1598), owner of the land on which the Globe Theatre was built; Nicholas Brend (c.
1560-1601), inherited... Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Breand Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Breand family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Breand arrived in North America very early: William Brend who arrived in Boston in 1657 and William Brend in America in 1664.