culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in
where it is a well known name for many years. The name literally means
,where Walter le Brer was registered in 1255. Early in the history of the family name it branched to Huntingdonshire, where John le Breres was recorded in 1273, and to
, where Richard le Brer was living in 1279.
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in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Brear have been found, including Brear, Breare, Brer, Breres, Brere, Brears and others.