Posted By:Gwyn Breeze
Subject:Re: the name breese
Post Date:November 01, 1999 at 16:02:16
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From Dictionary of Surnames, P.Hanks & F.Hodge.& 'Penguin Dictionary of Surnames'.

1)English nickname for an irritating person from the Medieval English,'bre'osa',-'gadfly'
2)Welsh, patronomic name from 'Ap Rees',the son of Rhys.
A gadfly is a small insect
I thank the Lord I'm Welsh.