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The ancestry of the name Brear dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Yorkshire where it is a well known name for many years. The name literally means at the brere, or someone who lived by a briar patch.

Brear Early Origins



The surname Brear was first found in Shropshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Brear Spelling Variations


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Brear Spelling Variations



Spelling variations 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.

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Brear Early History


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Brear Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brear research. Another 473 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1255, 1273, 1279, 1379, 1500, 1759 and 1780 are included under the topic Early Brear History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brear Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brear Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brear Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Brear, aged 27, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Melbourne"

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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    The Brear Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brear 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 23 September 2013 at 16:01.

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