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Breier is a German occupational surname that evolved in the region known as the Rhineland. Germans at first used only one name, but population growth and increased travel in medieval times caused confusion between people of the same name, forcing them to adopt hereditary surnames. These names often identified people by the kind of work they did. Breier is a name for a person who made and sold ale or beer.

Breier Early Origins



The surname Breier was first found in the Rhineland and Baden, where the name could be considered to make a great early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

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Breier Spelling Variations


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Breier Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Breier include Brauer, Braur, Brauere, Braure, Brauerre, Braeuer ( Silesia and Hessen), Brauers (Rhineland), Breuer, Braeuers, Braeur, Braeurer, Breyer, Breier, Brower (East Friesland), Browers and many more.

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Breier Early History


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Breier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Breier research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1726, 1829, 1842, and 1895 are included under the topic Early Breier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Breier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Breier Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Breier 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



Hundreds of thousands of Europeans, including many Rhinelanders, made the voyage to North America between the 17th and 20th centuries. It was an escape from religious persecution and poverty and also an opportunity for people to start over and own their own land. Most landed at Ellis Island, off New York before moving on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, and California. Some also landed in Canada and settled in Ontario, while others headed west to the prairie provinces. A study of passenger and immigration lists has shown a number of people bearing the name of Breier, or one of its variants, reaching North America shores very early:

Breier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bernhd. Breier, aged 4, who landed in America from Bremerhaven, in 1892
  • Bila Breier, aged 28, who settled in America from Hamburg, in 1897
  • Catherine Breier, aged 22, who landed in America from Luxemburg, in 1897

Breier Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anna Breier, aged 68, who emigrated to the United States from Berlin, Germany, in 1908
  • Chane Breier, aged 7, who emigrated to the United States from Skole, Austria, in 1912
  • Cipe Breier, aged 38, who settled in America from Podwoloszyck, Austria, in 1912
  • Adolf Breier, aged 21, who landed in America from Wimmenden, Germany, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Breier (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Breier (post 1700)



  • Marcus I. Breier (b. 1913), American Republican politician, Mayor of Amsterdam, New York, 1964-67
  • Pascal Breier (b. 1992), German footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    2. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    11. ...

    The Breier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Breier 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 10:22.

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