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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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Oscar Breece, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1940 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John T. Breece, American politician, Dry Candidate for Delegate to Ohio convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Bernice Breece, American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1937 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  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. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. 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. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. 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. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  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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