Bree

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A Mrs Bree photographed by Ernest Baudoux


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Origin of Surname

The name is probably derived from the old French for white poplar, suggesting that the original holder of the name lived near a grove of these trees.

However, it may have a derivation specific to Jersey and mean 'a Breton' because the early Jersey poet Wace refered to the Bretons as Les Brez.

Early records

Bree is not found in the Assize Roll of 1309 nor the Jersey Chantry Certificate of 1550 but a Symon Bree was born in St Martin about 1500 and had sons Richard and Edouard.

Variants

  • Bray, 1528
  • Bree, 1500
  • Braye


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The first three trees are slightly differing versions of the same descendancy from separate sources


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