The lineage of the name Braben begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Brabant in Flanders
, which was formerly a province of France and is now part of the Netherlands.
Early Origins of the Braben family
The surname Braben was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times before the advent of the Norman Conquest
by Duke William of Normandy
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Braben family
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Braben Spelling Variations
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 Braben has undergone many spelling variations
, including Brabyn, Brabyne, Brabine, Brabines, Brabant, Brabent and many more.
Early Notables of the Braben family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Braben family to the New World and Oceana
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 Braben were among those contributors:
Braben Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Robert Braben, aged 29, who arrived in Barbados in 1635 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Braben (post 1700)
- Eddie Braben (1930-2013), British comedy writer and performer