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Brabyn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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 of England 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 Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mr. William Brabyn, (b. 1862), aged 22, Cornish carpenter travelling aboard the ship "SS Abergeldie" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 6th July 1884 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 19). Emigrants to Australia NSW 1860 -88 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/nsw_passenger_lists_1860_88.pdf

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
  • Miss Jane Brabyn, (b. 1842), aged 30, Cornish servant departing on 28th June 1872 aboard the ship "Bebington" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 25th October 1872 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Wellington 1872-1880 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nz_wellington.pdf    

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

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  1. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 19). Emigrants to Australia NSW 1860 -88 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/nsw_passenger_lists_1860_88.pdf
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Wellington 1872-1880 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nz_wellington.pdf    


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