Origins Available: English
Breent is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in Staffordshire.
Early Origins of the Breent family
The surname Breent was first found in Staffordshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Breent family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Breent research.Another 447 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1307, 1327, 1327, 1327, 1379, 1500, 1572, 1516, 1598, 1560, 1601, 1600 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Breent History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Breent 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 Breent family name include Brend, Brende, Brennde, Breand, Breande and others.
Early Notables of the Breent family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Adam Brend, a prominent 14th century landholder in Worcestershire; Thomas Brend (c.
1516-1598), owner of the land on which the Globe Theatre was built; Nicholas Brend (c.
1560-1601), inherited... Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Breent Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Breent family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, 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 Breent surname or a spelling variation of the name include: William Brend who arrived in Boston in 1657 and William Brend in America in 1664.