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Where did the English Brabon family come from? What is the English Brabon family crest and coat of arms? When did the Brabon family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Brabon family history?

The history of the Brabon family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in Brabant in Flanders, which was formerly a province of France and is now part of the Netherlands.

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Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Brabon include Brabyn, Brabyne, Brabine, Brabines, Brabant, Brabent and many more.

First found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times before the advent of the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brabon research. Another 151 words(11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brabon History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Brabon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Brabon or a variant listed above: W. Brabine who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1820; Alexander Braband arrived in Bermuda in 1635; and then moved to Boston under the name Brabant.

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The Brabon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brabon Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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