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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Brees

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  • A submission from California, U.S. says the name Brees means "Something that you do" and is of English origin.
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International Interest
  1. plural of bree

brees was also found in the following language(s): Spanish

Notable Persons With the Last Name Brees

Drew Brees is a football player for the New Orleans Saints. Drew was born on January 15th, 1979 in Austin, Texas.


His military service ended in 1941. Herbert was born on June 12th, 1877 in Laramie, Wyoming. He passed away on December 22nd, 1958.


Orlo was born on April 13th, 1896 in Canton, Illinois. Orlo is also known as Brees and Orlo M.. He breathed his last breath in 1980.


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International Interest for Brees

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Brees as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Brees U.S.
  White 93.00% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.19% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.66% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.32% 16.26%

Of Last Name Brees

People with the last name Brees are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Brees

  • How Popular is the name Brees? Brees is the 35,598th most popular name of all time. As a last name Brees was the 28,333rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Brees have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 107 babies born with the first name Brees in the United States. That's more than enough people named Brees to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Brees? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2010 when it was given as a first name to 29 new born babies.
  • When was Brees first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Brees is Friday, April 5th, 1912.
  • What year had the most people named Brees born? The highest recorded use of the first name Brees was in 2010 with a total of 22 babies.
  • Random Brees Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Brees is not a popular baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Brees: Your name in reverse order is Seerb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sereb. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Brees? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 843 people with the last name Brees.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Brees? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Brees as their last name since less than 1 person in 345k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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