Joseph Breed

Male3 June 1729–before 4 April 1774

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Breed was born on 3 June 1729, in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Allen Breed, was 22 and his mother, Huldah Newhall, was 22. He married Rebecca Merriam on 14 October 1750, in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died before 4 April 1774, in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Breed
1729–1774
Rebecca Merriam
1726–1774
Marriage: 14 October 1750
Allen Breed
1751–
Micaijah Breed
1753–1805
Joseph Breed Jr.
1755–

Sources (5)

  • Joseph Breed, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Joseph Breed, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Joseph Breed, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 October 1750Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    Name Meaning

    English (Bedfordshire): topographic name for someone who lived ‘(by the) broad place’, typically a cultivated strip of land in an area of common land, from Middle English brede (Old English brǣdu ‘breadth’), or a habitational name from any of various minor places so named, for example Brede in Sussex, named from the same word with the sense ‘broad valley’.

    Dutch: nickname for a well-built man, from breed ‘broad’.

    History: The American bearers of the surname Breed are in many cases descended from Alan Breed, who came to Salem, MA, from England in 1629, and subsequently settled at Saugus, MA.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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