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The name Breece is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived near a newly cultivated piece of land. The surname Breece is derived from the Old English word bręc.

Breece Early Origins



The surname Breece was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat at Breche as Lords of the manor, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Breece Spelling Variations


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Breece Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Breece family name include Breach, Brech, Britch and others.

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Breece Early History


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Breece Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Breece research. Another 262 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Breece History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Breece Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Breece Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Breece 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Breece surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Breece Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Jn. Breece, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • Agnes Breece, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1896

Breece Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William Breece, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States from Ashton-n-lyne, in 1904
  • Jacob Breece, aged 53, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Charles O Breece, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from Waverly, in 1910
  • Nellie Breece, aged 34, who settled in America from Waverly, in 1910
  • James Breece, aged 43, who settled in America from London, England, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Breece (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Breece (post 1700)



  • Perry Breece, American politician, Candidate for Supervisor of Walker Township, Michigan, 1921
  • Oscar Breece, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1940
  • John T. Breece, American politician, Dry Candidate for Delegate to Ohio convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933
  • Edward J. Breece (1896-1980), American Republican politician, Member of Wyoming State House of Representatives from Fremont County, 1965; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1972
  • Bernice Breece, American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1937

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Breece Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Breece 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.

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