Show ContentsBreffitt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient name of Breffitt finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a person who was the Brevetour or private clerk. This person would write brevets for his lord, as well as write down household expenses.

Early Origins of the Breffitt family

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

Early History of the Breffitt family

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Breffitt 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 Breffitt family name include Breviter, Brevitor, Brevetur, Brevetor, Brefeter, Breftour and many more.

Early Notables of the Breffitt family

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Migration of the Breffitt family

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, 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 Breffitt surname or a spelling variation of the name include : a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century. on Facebook