Origins Available: English
The name Branand is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name was given to a person who was a person dwelling within a borough and occupying an important position akin to that of reeve. The surname Branand may also reflect the occupation
of a chamberlain or servant of the bower.
However, Branand may also be a patronymic
surname which means the son of Bruman.
Early Origins of the Branand family
The surname Branand was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Branand family
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Branand Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Branand family name include Brooman, Bruman, Brunman, Bromman, Brounman and many more.
Early Notables of the Branand family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Branand family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Branand or a variant listed above: William Brooman who sailed to Barbados in 1694.