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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Origin uncertain. Probably a respelling of French Debré :
  • patronymic from the personal name Bré, a variant of Bref meaning ‘small’.
  • habitational name for someone from any of various places called Bry(e), Brie, or Bré, in particular a locality in Peyreleau in Aveyron and another in Bégard, Côtes-d’Armor.

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