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Where did the English Brademan family come from? What is the English Brademan family crest and coat of arms? When did the Brademan family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Brademan family history?Brademan is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that is derived from the baptismal name Brichtman. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.
Brademan has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Brightman, Briteman, Brihtman, Bryteman, Brihtmanus and many more.
First found in Suffolk, where the name first appeared in the Domesday Book where a Saxon landholder "Brihtmanus"  was listed. Early in the history of the family, they branched to nearby Norfolk, where John Brithman was registered in the Hundred Rolls of 1273.  The Subsidy Rolls of Essex in 1327 list Robert Brightman 
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brademan research. Another 444 words(32 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1349, 1369, 1377, 1501, 1562, 1607, 1753, and 1755 are included under the topic Early Brademan History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Brademans to arrive on North American shores: Henry Brightman who sailed to Virginia in 1637.
The Brademan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brademan 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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