The Brabyne name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in Brabant in Flanders
, which was formerly a province of France and is now part of the Netherlands.
Early Origins of the Brabyne family
The surname Brabyne 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 Brabyne family
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Brabyne 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 Brabyne has undergone many spelling variations
, including Brabyn, Brabyne, Brabine, Brabines, Brabant, Brabent and many more.
Early Notables of the Brabyne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brabyne 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 Brabyne were among those contributors: 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.