Origins Available: English
The ancestry of the name Breind dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Staffordshire.
Early Origins of the Breind family
The surname Breind was first found in Staffordshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Breind family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Breind research.Another 447 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1307, 1327, 1327, 1327, 1379, 1500, 1572, 1516, 1598, 1560, 1601, 1600 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Breind History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Breind Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Breind have been found, including Brend, Brende, Brennde, Breand, Breande and others.
Early Notables of the Breind family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Adam Brend, a prominent 14th century landholder in Worcestershire; Thomas Brend (c.
1516-1598), owner of the land on which the Globe Theatre was built; Nicholas Brend (c.
1560-1601), inherited... Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Breind Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Breind family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Breind, or a variant listed above: William Brend who arrived in Boston in 1657 and William Brend in America in 1664.