Breasser History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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. [1]

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. [2]

Important Dates for the Breasser family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Breasser research. Another 84 words (6 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. More information 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 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 in 1770..

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Citations

  1. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
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