Breese History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Breese family

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

Early History of the Breese family

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Breese Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Breese family (pre 1700)

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Breese Ranking

In the United States, the name Breese is the 13,343rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Breese migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Breese Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • David Breese, who landed in Virginia in 1699 [2]
Breese Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George B Breese, aged 23, who arrived in New York in 1812 [2]
  • Isaac Breese, aged 43, who landed in New York in 1812 [2]
  • Charles Breese who arrived in San Francisco in 1850
  • Charles Breese, who arrived in San Francisco in 1850
  • John Breese, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States from Manchester, in 1892
Breese Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • James L. Breese, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Anne Breese, aged 23, who settled in America from London, in 1907
  • Edmund Breese, who settled in America, in 1907
  • Edward Breese, aged 35, who immigrated to the United States from Birmingham, England, in 1907
  • George Breese, aged 29, who immigrated to the United States from Llanmartin Wales, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Breese (post 1700) +

  • Vance Breese (1904-1973), American aviation engineer and test pilot; he developed the Breese aircraft in 1928 which was eventually bought out by American Airlines
  • Rear Admiral Samuel Livingston Breese (1794-1870), American officer in the United States Navy during the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, and the American Civil War
  • Quentin Terrance "Baby" Breese (1918-1962), American professional boxer
  • Llywelyn Breese (b. 1833), Welsh-born, American politician, Secretary of State of Wisconsin (1870-1874)
  • Captain Kidder Randolph Breese USN (1831-1881), American officer in the United States Navy during the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War, eponym of the USS Breese (DD-122), a Wickes class destroyer
  • Edward Y. Breese (1912-1979), American fiction writer who published under the pseudonyms Brett Halliday, Zane Grey, Ned Buller and Edward Buller
  • Sidney Breese (1800-1878), American judge and politician, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Illinois (1867-1870), US Senator for Illinois (1843-1849)
  • Edmund Breese (1871-1936), American actor, known for his roles in Duck Soup (1933), All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) and Platinum Blonde (1931)
  • Gerald Breese (1912-1995), American Professor of sociology at Princeton University
  • David William Breese (1926-2002), American evangelical Christian pastor and theologian
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)


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