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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


Similar surnames: Reese, Breeze, Beese, Briese, Breece, Freese, Leese, Rees, Brees

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Breese Family Origin

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Breese Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Going To School

    33%
  • Clerk

    7%
  • Gentleman

    7%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Breese family was Gentleman. The most common Breese occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Breese's were Farmers. Farmer, Going To School and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Breese.

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Breese Historical Records

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Breese Life Expectancy

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