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The prominent surname Breeden claims its ancestry as an ancient Celtic name derived from "brez" (meaning hill) and the Old English word "dun" which combined roughly translates as "hill called Bre" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


Breeden Early Origins



The surname Breeden was first found in Worcestershire at Bredon, a parish in the union of Tewkesbury, part of the hundred of Oswaldslow. It is generally understood that Bredon was given by Ethelbald, King of Mercia, before the year 716, to his kinsman, Eanulph, who founded a monastery there in honor of St. Peter. The first listed spelling of the place name was found in 772 when it was listed as Breodun. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The Domesday Book lists it as part of the Church of St. Mary and had two entries: Bredon (Breodun) and Bredon's Norton. The former comprised land enough for twenty-three ploughs. Bredon's Norton was considerably smaller with room enough for one plough, about 6 acres. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
While the Domesday Book does not list the number of acres for Bredon, a latter reference lists the parish as comprising by computation between 5000 and 6000 acres, of which 963 are in the hamlet of Bredon. Breedon on the Hill is a village and civil parish in North West Leicestershire.

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Breeden Spelling Variations


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Breeden Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Breeden has been recorded under many different variations, including Bredon, Breedon, Breedin, Bredin and others.

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Breeden Early History


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Breeden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Breeden research. Another 311 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1207, 1272, 1204, 1273, 1379, 1300, 1372, 1638 and are included under the topic Early Breeden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Breeden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Breeden Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Reverend John Symonds who on inheriting the estate of the Bredon senior line changed his name to Bredon, thereby continuing the line. Simon Bredon (c.1300-1372) was a mathematician, physicist, astronomer, arithmetician, geometrician, and medic. He was a member of...

Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Breeden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Breeden In Ireland


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Breeden In Ireland



Some of the Breeden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Breeden or a variant listed above:

Breeden Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Breeden, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1665 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Breeden Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Breeden, who landed in Maryland in 1716 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Breeden Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Bridget Breeden, aged 27, originally from Strokestown, Ireland, arrived in New York in 1906 aboard the ship "Celtic" from Queenstown, Ireland [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFDH-6NL : 6 December 2014), Bridget Breeden, 29 Sep 1906; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Celtic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Herbert Breeden, aged 25, originally from London, England, arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Saint Louis" from Southampton, England [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXXG-NM8 : 6 December 2014), Herbert Breeden, 06 Jul 1907; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port NEW YORK, ship name Saint Louis, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • H. Clay Breeden, aged 47, arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Republic" from Naples, Italy [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXG4-RQ3 : 6 December 2014), H. Clay Breeden, 17 Jan 1908; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Republic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Myra Breeden, aged 34, originally from London, England, arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Albert Ballin" from Southampton, England [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN8S-32V : 6 December 2014), Myra Breeden, 11 Feb 1924; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Albert Ballin, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Breeden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Breeden (post 1700)



  • Richard C. Breeden (b. 1949), 24th Chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (1989-1993)
  • Joseph Thomas Breeden (b. 1956), American Major League Baseball coach
  • C. David Breeden (1938-2006), American sculptor
  • Harold Scott Breeden (1937-2006), American Major League Baseball pitcher and pitching coach
  • David McKee Breeden (1946-2005), American clarinetist, principal with the San Francisco Symphony for 25 years
  • Elaine Breeden (b. 1988), American swimmer
  • Louis Breeden (b. 1953), former American NFL football player
  • Harold Noel "Hal" Breeden (b. 1944), former American Major League Baseball first baseman
  • Danny Richard Breeden (b. 1942), former American right-handed Major League Baseball catcher
  • Harold Leon Breeden (1921-2010), American jazz studies educator at the collegiate level, a classical and jazz clarinetist, a saxophonist, a prolific composer and arranger, a music clinician, and jazz festival judge
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFDH-6NL : 6 December 2014), Bridget Breeden, 29 Sep 1906; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Celtic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXXG-NM8 : 6 December 2014), Herbert Breeden, 06 Jul 1907; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port NEW YORK, ship name Saint Louis, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXG4-RQ3 : 6 December 2014), H. Clay Breeden, 17 Jan 1908; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Republic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN8S-32V : 6 December 2014), Myra Breeden, 11 Feb 1924; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Albert Ballin, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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