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.
Early Origins of the Breilly family
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.
Early History of the Breilly family
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Breilly Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Dubreuil, Breuil, Dubreil, Breil, Breuilly, Breilly, Breuille, Brully, Breully, LeBreuil and many more.
Early Notables of the Breilly family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Breilly family to the New World and Oceana
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.