Bree family page
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.
- Bray, 1528
- Bree, 1500
The first three trees are slightly differing versions of the same descendancy from separate sources
- Descendants of Symon Braye
- Descendants of Edouard Braye
- Descendants of Richard Braye
- Descendants of Jean Bree
- Descendants of Edouard Bree
- Descendants of Philip Bree
Family histories and biographies
Great War service
- Elias Bree was a shoemaker at 17 King Street in the 1850s
- No 57 King StreetC Bray had a boot and shoe warehouse at 57 King Street in 1900]]
Family photo album
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