Ancient and noble French family, originally from the Normandy region, of clear and ancestral virtue, that has worldwide spread, over the centuries. The clear nobility of this House is confirmed by the presence of its blazon in the valuable work of J.B. Rietstap (12 May 1828–24 December 1891), a Dutch heraldist and genealogist, "The Armorial General", a monumental work that contains the blazons of the coats of arms of more than 130,000 European families. The first character of which there is certain historical information is a Henri Breville who owned the fief of Breville in the year 1389. Moreover, this family, in all ages, always stood out, thanks to the prominent figures, which gave birth, in the public service, in the liberal professions and in the military service. Among these, without undervalue the omitted, we would like to mention: Pierre Henri, landowner in Normandy, flourishing in 1499; Louis, knight, flourishing ...
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