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Brees Early Origins



The surname Brees was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Brees Spelling Variations


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Brees Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Breese, Brees, Brese, Breeze, Breze and others.

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Brees Early History


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Brees Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brees research. Another 467 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1210, 1275, 1500, 1621, 1666, 1670 and 1729 are included under the topic Early Brees History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brees Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brees Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brees 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brees Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Brees, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Mary Brees, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1838

Brees Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Samuel C Brees landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Brougham
  • Samuel Charles Brees, aged 32, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Brougham" in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brees (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brees (post 1700)



  • Orlo Marion Brees (1896-1980), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Broome County 2nd District, 1941-52; Member of New York State Senate 45th District, 1952
  • John Brees, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Somerset County, 1832-34

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. 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).
    3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. 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.
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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    The Brees Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brees 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.

    This page was last modified on 1 February 2016 at 09:52.

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