The name Brabink is an old Anglo-Saxon
name. It comes from when a family lived in Brabant in Flanders
, which was formerly a province of France and is now part of the Netherlands.
Early Origins of the Brabink family
The surname Brabink 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 Brabink family
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Brabink Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Brabink were recorded, including Brabyn, Brabyne, Brabine, Brabines, Brabant, Brabent and many more.
Early Notables of the Brabink family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brabink family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Brabink family emigrate to North America: 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.