The Breseir name was coined by the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. Breseir was originally a name given to someone who worked as a worker in brass. CITATION[CLOSE]
Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
Early Origins of the Breseir family
The surname Breseir was first found in Somerset
. However, one of the first record of the family was found in the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273 as Richard de Brazur in Shropshire
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Breseir family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Breseir research.Another 317 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 132 and 1327 are included under the topic Early Breseir History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Breseir Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Breseir are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Breseir include: Brazier, Brasier, Braser, Brazer and others.
Early Notables of the Breseir family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Breseir Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Breseir family to Ireland
Some of the Breseir family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 99 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Breseir family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Breseir or a variant listed above: Captain Richard Brazier, one of the earliest settlers in the United States, who joined the Illinois Regiment and then the Crockett Regiment in the War of Independence
The Breseir Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Amor patriae
Motto Translation: Love of my country.