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Noble surnames, such as Breilly, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Breilly, 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 Breilly 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.

Breilly Early Origins



The surname Breilly 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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Breilly Spelling Variations


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Breilly 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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Breilly Early History


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Breilly Early History



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

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Breilly Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Breilly Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Breilly 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 or some of its variants were: Jean Brouillet settled in Quebec in 1706 from Angoumois on the west coast of France; Jean Dubreuil (1729), and another Jean Dubrueil (1741) settled in Quebec from Guyenne.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    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. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
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    The Breilly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Breilly 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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