Brazil


Brazil
Recorded in several spellings including Brassill, Brazil, and Breazeall, this surname has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with the South American country. It is Irish, and was formerly only recorded in ancient times in the County of Wexford, in the south east cormer of the country. It derives from the pre 10th century Gaelic O' Breasail, which translates literally as "The descendant of the one involved in strife". Almost all true Gaelic surnames have a nickname as the base, and usually from ten centuries or more ago. These base names referred to the real or supposed characteristics of the then chief. Some of these characteristics were very robust indeed, and included such meanings as "ugly head" or "fickle", which not everybody would regard as complimentary. This does not seem to have worried the people of ancient times, suggesting perhaps that to them the meaning at the time, may have been different from today's interpretation. Early examples of the surname recording taken from authentic surviving records and charters include William Braseile, the son of John Braseile, christened at the church of St John the Baptist, Dublin, on November 7th 1652, Thomas Brazil, a witness at the town of Waterford, on October 19 1863, and Hannah Brassell, a witness at the town of Newmarket on Fergus, on July 22nd 1864.

Surnames reference. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • BRAZIL — BRAZIL, South American federal republic; general population (est.) 183 million (2005); Jewish population 97,000. Jewish history in Brazil is divided into four distinct periods with a specific interval: (a) The presence of new christians and the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Brazil — • Information includes history, religion, climate, education, and economy Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Brazil     Brazil     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Brazil R/S — Тип система рендеринга Разработчик SplutterFish Llc ОС Microsoft Windows Версия v2 Лицензия Proprietary Сайт …   Википедия

  • Brazil R/s — Logo de Brazil r/s …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Brazil rs — Brazil r/s Brazil r/s Logo de Brazil r/s …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Brazil r/s — Logo de Brazil r/s …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Brazil —    Brazil, a country of some 3.3 million square miles on the eastern coast of South America, is by far the largest country on the continent. In the sixteenth century, the first Europeans settled in the land now known as Brazil, the Dutch in the… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • Brazil... — Brazil... Album par The Ritchie Family Sortie 1975 Albums de The Ritchie Family …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Brazil R/S — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Brazil R/S (Brazil Rendering System) es un sistema de renderización fotorrealístico de alta calidad, creado por SplutterFish, capaz de implementar raytracing e iluminación global a velocidades altas. Es usado por los …   Wikipedia Español

  • Brazil R/S — ( Brazil Rendering System ) is a high quality photorealistic rendering system, created by SplutterFish, capable of fast ray tracing and global illumination.It is used by computer graphics artists to generate content for print, online content,… …   Wikipedia

  • Brazil — Brazil, IN U.S. city in Indiana Population (2000): 8188 Housing Units (2000): 3740 Land area (2000): 3.341280 sq. miles (8.653876 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.028175 sq. miles (0.072973 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.369455 sq. miles (8.726849 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.