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The ancestors of the bearers of the Breint family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in Staffordshire.

Breint Early Origins



The surname Breint was first found in Staffordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Breint Spelling Variations


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Breint Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Breint include Brend, Brende, Brennde, Breand, Breande and others.

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Breint Early History


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Breint Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Breint 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 Breint History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Breint Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Breint Early Notables (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 Breint 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:

Breint Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Sieur Du Breint, who landed in Acadia in 1636

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Breint Family Crest Products


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Breint Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The Breint Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Breint 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 2 July 2013 at 10:15.

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