Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they 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.
Early Origins of the Breare family
Shropshire,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 Oxfordshire, where Richard le Brer was living in 1279. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early History of the Breare family
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Breare Spelling Variations
hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Breare include Brear, Breare, Brer, Breres, Brere, Brears and others.
Early Notables of the Breare family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Breare family to Ireland
Some of the Breare family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Breare family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Breare Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Breare Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Breare (post 1700)
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