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The first family to use the name Breeze lived among the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. The name Breeze is derived from the Gaulish saint Bricius, a nephew of St. Martin of Tours in the 5th century. From Gaelic, the name means quick or speedy.

Breeze Early Origins



The surname Breeze was first found in Morayshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, around the 12th century. The name was originally Bricius, a Gaulish Saint of the fifth century, a nephew of St. Martin of Tours.

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Breeze Spelling Variations


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Breeze Spelling Variations



Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Breeze has appeared Bryce, Brice, Bricius, Bryse, Breise, Bryces, Brices, Bryses, Breises, Bryse, Brise, Briece and many more.

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Breeze Early History


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Breeze Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Breeze research. Another 269 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1189, 1203, 1296, 1370, 1532, 1569, 1636, 1648, and 1696 are included under the topic Early Breeze History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Breeze Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Breeze Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Bishop Bricius of Moray; Edmund Brice ( fl. 1648 - 1696), an English translator and schoolmaster; Edward Brice or Bryce (1569?-1636), Scottish Presbyterian minister; and...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Breeze Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Breeze In Ireland


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Breeze In Ireland



Some of the Breeze family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North Ameri ca. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Breeze:

Breeze Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Breeze, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871

Breeze Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Breeze, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  • Thomas Breeze, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "America" on April 4, 1829, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829
  • Robert Smith Breeze arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "John Renwick" in 1837 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN RENWICK 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837JohnRenwick.htm
  • Jane Breeze arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "John Renwick" in 1837 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN RENWICK 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837JohnRenwick.htm
  • Joseph Breeze arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Susannah" in 1849

Breeze Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Breeze, aged 34, a millwright, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • Thomas Breeze, aged 27, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waipa" in 1876
  • John H. Breeze, aged 15, a mechanic, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884

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Contemporary Notables of the name Breeze (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Breeze (post 1700)



  • Joe Breeze (1953-1988), American bicycle designer and bicycling advocate, inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in 1988
  • William Breeze (b. 1955), American musician and occultist
  • Theresa Breeze, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1916
  • Cleo N. Breeze, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1980
  • Carl Breeze (b. 1979), British auto racing driver
  • Michaela Alica Breeze MBE (b. 1979), British two-time gold, three-time silver and bronze medalist weightlifter
  • Matthew Christopher Breeze (b. 1972), Australian association football referee

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fiat justitia
Motto Translation: Let justice be done.


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Citations


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN RENWICK 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837JohnRenwick.htm

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  9. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  10. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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The Breeze Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Breeze 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.

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