Brereton name has been spelt in several different ways in old records,
as Brereton, Bretune, Bretone, Breto, Breerton, Brierton, and Brerton,
but mostly as Brereton. In early times, it appears as de Brereton;
apparently "de" only meant that they resided at Brereton
in Cheshire, England.
Source: The Brereton Story, compiled
by Elva Masters.
From the 2001 worldwide Brereton reunion, people were
asked the different ways they have seen "Brereton" misspelled.
Here are the results: Baereton, Baireton, Bareter, Bareton,
Barrington, Beardon, Berergon, Braeton, Brairton, Brareton, Braritin,
Braventone, Brayerton, Brearton, Breaton, Breberton, Breeton, Breherton,
Breherton, Brenter, Breraton, Breredon, Brerenton, Breretan, Brereten,
Breveton, Breyten, Brreerenton, Greretan, Harrington, le Breton.
Have you seen any other misspellings? If so, send us
an e-mail with your input.