The surname Brittend was first found in South Northamptonshire at Bradden, a village that dates back to the
of 1086 when it was first listed as Bradene. Literally the place name means "broad valley," from the Old English words "brad" + "denu."
and was built in the 13th century.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brittend research.Another 94 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brittend History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Brittend occurred in many references, and spelling variations
of the name found included Braden, Braddene, Bradens, Braiding, McBradden and many more.
Some of the Brittend family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
is included in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland
many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Brittend, or a spelling variation of the surname include: Adam Braden who settled in Texas in 1846; with his wife Barbara; Frederick Braden settled in Boston Mass in 1766; Henry Braden arrived in Philadelphia in 1844..