The many generations and branches of the Breasser family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name reveals that an early member worked as a worker in brass. CITATION[CLOSE]
Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
Early Origins of the Breasser family
The surname Breasser was first found in Somerset
. However, one of the first record of the family was found in the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273 as Richard de Brazur in Shropshire
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Breasser family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Breasser research.Another 317 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 132 and 1327 are included under the topic Early Breasser History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Breasser Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Breasser were recorded, including Brazier, Brasier, Braser, Brazer and others.
Early Notables of the Breasser family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Breasser family to Ireland
Some of the Breasser family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 99 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Breasser family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Breasser family emigrate to North America: Captain Richard Brazier, one of the earliest settlers in the United States, who joined the Illinois Regiment and then the Crockett Regiment in the War of Independence
The Breasser Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Amor patriae
Motto Translation: Love of my country.