The ancient roots of the Brabyn family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Brabyn comes from when the family lived in Brabant in Flanders
, which was formerly a province of France and is now part of the Netherlands.
Early Origins of the Brabyn family
The surname Brabyn 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 Brabyn family
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Brabyn Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Brabyn has appeared include Brabyn, Brabyne, Brabine, Brabines, Brabant, Brabent and many more.
Early Notables of the Brabyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brabyn family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Brabyn Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Jane Brabyn, aged 30, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
- Catherine Brabyn, aged 21, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
- Mary Brabyn, aged 9, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
Contemporary Notables of the name Brabyn (post 1700)
- David Brabyn, British/French freelance photojournalist based in New York city
- John Brabyn (1759-1835), Australian military officer and settler