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The name Breland is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a maker of belts and girdles. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English word brayle, for breeches or pants, and then to braiel, for a band or belt to fasten them.

Breland Early Origins



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

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Breland Spelling Variations


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Breland Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Breland include Brailer, Braeler, Brayeler, Braler and others.

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Breland Early History


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Breland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Breland research. Another 346 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1281, 1311, and 1500 are included under the topic Early Breland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Breland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Breland Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Breland 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



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Breland were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Breland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ole T. Breland, aged 44, who arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "Teutonic" from Liverpool & Queenstown [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Y2-R4F : 6 December 2014), Ole T. Breland, 25 May 1893; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Teutonic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Breland Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Yvonne B. Breland, aged 23, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Pocahontas" from Brest, France [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J644-NMW : 6 December 2014), Yvonne B. Breland, 10 Sep 1919; citing departure port Brest, arrival port New York, ship name Pocahontas, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Everett Edward Breland, aged 37, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "New York" from Southampton, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6XC-HMF : 6 December 2014), Everett Edward Breland, 18 Aug 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name New York, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Breland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Breland (post 1700)



  • Mark Breland (b. 1963), American former world champion boxer from New York who won five New York Golden Gloves Titles and a gold medal at the 1984 Olympics
  • Jim Breland (b. 1944), American former football player, All-American center for Georgia Tech
  • Jessica Breland (b. 1988), American basketball player for the Chicago Sky WNBA team
  • Patrice Breland (1837-1908), Canadian Métis fur trader and politician who represented St. Francois Xavier from 1879 to 1883, son of Pascal Breland
  • Pascal Breland (1811-1896), Canadian Métis farmer and politician who was elected to the Manitoba Legislative Assembly serving from 1870 until 1874

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Y2-R4F : 6 December 2014), Ole T. Breland, 25 May 1893; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Teutonic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J644-NMW : 6 December 2014), Yvonne B. Breland, 10 Sep 1919; citing departure port Brest, arrival port New York, ship name Pocahontas, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6XC-HMF : 6 December 2014), Everett Edward Breland, 18 Aug 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name New York, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

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  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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  10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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The Breland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Breland 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.

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