The ancestry of the name Breeme dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Gloucestershire
, where they held the manor and lands of Breme
in the village and parish of that name. It is from the manorial name from which the family name is derived. The name Breme meant fierce,
Early Origins of the Breeme family
The surname Breeme was first found in Gloucestershire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Breeme family
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Breeme Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Breeme have been found, including Breame, Bream, Breme and others.
Early Notables of the Breeme family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Breeme family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Breeme, or a variant listed above:
Breeme Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Bryan Breeme, who landed in Virginia in 1665 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)