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Noble surnames, such as Breil, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Breil, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of France. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Breil family originally lived in the seigneury of Dubreuil in the diocese of Nevers in the province of Bourbonnais, the most central of all the French Provinces.

Breil Early Origins



The surname Breil was first found in Bourbonnais, a historic province in the centre of France, now part of the modern département of Allier and Cher where this distinguished family held a family seat in the seigneurie of Dubreuil in the diocese of Nevers.

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Breil Spelling Variations


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Breil Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Dubreuil, Breuil, Dubreil, Breil, Breuilly, Breilly, Breuille, Brully, Breully, LeBreuil and many more.

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Breil Early History


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Breil Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Breil research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1561 and 1602 are included under the topic Early Breil History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Breil Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Breil Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Breil 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:

Breil Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ursley Breil, who came to Virginia in 1717

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Contemporary Notables of the name Breil (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Breil (post 1700)



  • Andre Pontbriand du Breil, present representative of the du Breil branch of the family

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Breil Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    2. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    3. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    4. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Breil Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Breil 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 12 February 2013 at 08:35.

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