Breedlove History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Breedlove family

The surname Breedlove was first found in Cheshire where "in the township of Davenham, [the family] was settled from a remote period the family of La Bret, which terminated in a direct line in Richard Breete of Davenham, early in the 16th century. Hamund la Bret witnessed the grant of Little Mereton to Gralam de Lostock, temp. Henry III.; and Richard le Brette de Daneham occurs among the contributors to the feast on the consecration of Vale Royal Abbey, A.D. 1336." [1]

In Scotland, the variant Braid was typically seen or extensions there of. "The name of a family which once possessed extensive territories on the south side of Edinburgh and took their surname from their lands. The first of the name recorded is Henry de Brade, who appears in the middle of the twelfth century as owner of not only the Braid Hills, but also of Blackford Hill, the Plewlands, and Bavelaw. He was sheriff of Edinburgh in the reign of William the Lion, and as Henricus de Brade marescallus, witnessed the gift of a toft in Stirling to the church of Glasgow by William the Lion before 1199. He and his successors were proprietors of the Braids for nearly two hundred years, and with one exception they all used the patronymic Henry. In the reign of William the Lion, probably about the year 1200, Henry de Brade, sheriff of Edinburgh, was witness to a gift of the church of Boeltun by William de Ueteri ponte, son and heir of William de Ueteri ponte and Emma de Sancto Hylario to the church of the Holy Rood of Castle of Maidens and the canons serving the same. Before 1214 he witnessed a gift by Robert de Lyne to the monks of Neubotle, and before 1220 he is one of the witnesses to a charter by John de Morham to the same monks. [2]

Early History of the Breedlove family

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Breedlove Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Brad, Baid, Bread, Braed, Bradd, Bred, Breed, Bredd and many more.

Early Notables of the Breedlove family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir Henry Braid; and William Brade (1560-1630) an English composer, violinist, and viola player. He moved to northern Germany where he worked for the Brandenburg court, and for King Christian IV in Copenhagen. "He was living at Hamburg on 19...
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Breedlove Ranking

In the United States, the name Breedlove is the 3,606th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [3]

Migration of the Breedlove family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Brade settled in New England in 1763 and James Brade arrived in Philadelphia in 1871.

Contemporary Notables of the name Breedlove (post 1700) +

  • Sarah Breedlove (1867-1919), birth name of Madam C. J. Walker, African American entrepreneur, philanthropist, the first female self-made millionaire in America, founder of Madam C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company
  • James Montgomery Breedlove (b. 1922), American Air Force major general
  • Philip Mark Breedlove (b. 1955), four-star general in the United States Air Force
  • Gina Breedlove, American singer and stage actress
  • Charles Winchester Breedlove (1898-1934), invalided U.S. Marine, an actor and a motion picture director
  • Rodney Winston Breedlove (b. 1938), former American football linebacker
  • Benjamin Daniel Breedlove (1993-2011), American Internet personality
  • Craig Breedlove (b. 1937), American five-time world land speed record holder
  • Lynn Breedlove, American musician, writer, and performer
  • Stephen Marc Breedlove (b. 1954), the American Barnett Rosenberg professor of Neuroscience at Michigan State University
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  1. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
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