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Breese Early Origins



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

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Breese Spelling Variations


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Breese Spelling Variations



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

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Breese Early History


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Breese Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Breese 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 Breese History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Breese Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Breese Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Breese 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:

Breese Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • David Breese, who landed in Virginia in 1699

Breese Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George B Breese, aged 23, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Isaac Breese, aged 43, landed in New York in 1812
  • Charles Breese who arrived in San Francisco in 1850
  • Charles Breese arrived in San Francisco in 1850
  • John Breese, aged 30, who emigrated 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 emigrated to the United States from Birmingham, England, in 1907
  • George Breese, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States from Llanmartin Wales, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Breese (post 1700)


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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)
  • Arthur Breese, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Herkimer County, 1796-97
  • George Breese, American politician, Mayor of Monroe, Louisiana, 1950-51
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Breese Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. 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.
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Breese Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Breese 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 5 September 2016 at 06:45.

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