Breland Family History
Breland Name Meaning
Americanized form of German Breler itself an old (extinct) variant of Brehler: topographic name concentrated in the area around Fulda from Middle High German brüel ‘watery wet meadow’. Compare Breeland . Norwegian: habitational name from the farm name Bre(i)land from brei ‘wide’ or bre ‘glacier’ + land ‘(piece of) land farmstead’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press