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Breese Family History

Breese Name Meaning
English: nickname for an irritating person, from Middle English breeze ‘gadfly’ (Old English breosa).Americanized spelling of the Welsh patronymic ap Rhys ‘son of Rhys’ (see Reese).German: habitational name from any of numerous places called Breese or Breesen, in Mecklenburg, Wendland (near Hannover), Brandenburg, and Pomerania. In some cases the place name is derived from West Slavic brjaza ‘birch’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Breese Families

  • Number of Breese families
     45 - 87
     16 - 44
     1 - 15
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Breese families
     56 - 109
     19 - 55
     1 - 18
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Breese last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Breese Family Origin

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Breese Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Breese

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Breese Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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