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Where did the English Brandon family come from? What is the English Brandon family crest and coat of arms? When did the Brandon family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Brandon family history?The lineage of the name Brandon begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in one of the settlements named Brandon in Durham, Norfolk, Suffolk, or Warwickshire, or in Brundon in Essex.
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Brandon has undergone many spelling variations, including Brandon, Branden, Brandan and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brandon research. Another 157 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1484, 1485, 1514, 1516, 1534, 1545, and 1551 are included under the topic Early Brandon History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 153 words(11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brandon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Brandon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 127 words(9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Brandon were among those contributors:
Brandon Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Brandon Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Brandon Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Brandon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brandon 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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