Anglo-Saxon name Brabbing comes from the family having resided in Brabant in Flanders, which was formerly a province of France and is now part of the Netherlands.
Early Origins of the Brabbing family
Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times before the advent of the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Brabbing family
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Brabbing Spelling Variations
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. Spelling variants included: Brabyn, Brabyne, Brabine, Brabines, Brabant, Brabent and many more.
Early Notables of the Brabbing family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brabbing family to the New World and Oceana
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 Brabbings to arrive on North American shores: W. Brabine who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1820; Alexander Braband arrived in Bermuda in 1635; and then moved to Boston under the name Brabant.
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