When Nancy Breese was born in 1818, in New York, United States, her father, Silas Gildersleeve Breese, was 34 and her mother, Mary Bennett, was 34. She married George Harrison Taylor in 1836. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Elmira, Chemung, New York, United States in 1850 and Horseheads, Chemung, New York, United States in 1860.
English (Montgomeryshire; also Norfolk): nickname for an irritating person, from Middle English brese ‘gadfly’ (Old English brēosa). See also Breeze , compare Breece .
German: habitational name from any of numerous places called Breese or Breesen, in Mecklenburg, Wendland (near Hanover), Brandenburg, and Pomerania. In some cases the placename is derived from a Slavic word meaning ‘birch’ (brěza in Old Slavic).
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