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"Local: from the town of Brechin in Forfarshire. Henry Brechin was created Lord Brechin by David I. "(The origin and signification of Scottish surnames. Clifford Stanley Sims, 1862)
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"BRECHIN, BREECHIN, BREICHEN, BRICHAN. Of local origin from the town of Brechin in Angus. Ysaac de Brechyn witnessed a charter by Turpin, bishop of Brechin, between 1178 and 1198 (REB., n, 257), and about 1180 Magister Hugh de Breychifi witnessed a confirmation by Symon Loccard (Kelso, 333). Between 1202 and 1218 Andrea de Brechyn witnessed a confirmation charter by Radulph, bishop of Brechin (REB., n, 256), and the William de Breyhyn, who witnessed a charter by Alexander n in 1234 (LIM., xxrx), is probably the William de Brechyne who witnessed a convention between Peter, bishop of Aberdeen, and Alan Hostiarius, c. 1250 (REA., I, p. 17). The seal of John of Bricun (? Brechin) is appended to an indenture of 1285 (Seals Supp., 132). Sir David de Breghyn of Forfarshire rendered homage to England in 1296 (Bain, n, p. 199, 209), and in 1320 was executed for treason. A Ian us de Brechyn held a tenement in Perth before 1330 (RAA., n, p. 7), Cuthbert de Brechine, decanus, is mentioned in 1410 (REB., i, 27), John Brechine appears as witness in Brechin in 1471 (ibid., i, p. 195), John Breching was burgess of Aberdeen in 1527 (CRA., p. 119), and another John Brechyne was admitted burgess in 1529 (NSCM., i, p. 56). Thomas Brechin and John Brechin were merchants there, 1541 (SCM., n, p. 33). Margaret Breischane in Nether Auchinleiss, parish of Glenyllay, 1595 (Brechin). Brechane 1518, Breyhyn 1279. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)
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|Albin of Brechin||Albin (or Albinus) (died 1269) was a 13th-century prelate of the Kingdom of Scotland.|