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

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Branche, Labranche, Branca, Branque, Brancard, Brancas, Branchet, Branquet, Brancher and many more.

First found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Dijonnais and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Branca research. Another 115 words(8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Branca History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Branca Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Peter Branca, who landed in Mississippi in 1838
  • Joseph Branca, who arrived in Mississippi in 1840

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The Branca Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Branca 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.

This page was last modified on 18 September 2013 at 13:23.

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