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The surname Bracamontes was first found in Tuscany (Italian: Toscana), a region in central Italy. It has nine provinces. Universities are Florence, Pisa and Siena. Home of the Medici they returned to Tuscany in 1530 where they held until 1737. Francis was elected emperor in 1745 and Leopold I succeeded, down to Ferdinand III in 1793. In 1799 it was sacked by a French revolutionary force and remained French until 1847. In 1861 it joined the Kingdom of Italy. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bracamonte, Brac, Bracci, Braccio, Braccetti, Braccini, Braciotti, Braccioni, Bracciali, Fortebraccio, Fortebraccius, Fortebracci, Bracciale, Braccialini, Bracciatelli, Bracceschi, Braccesi, Bracamontte, Bracamontes, Bracamontons, Bracamonti, Bracamonter and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bracamontes research. Another 327 words (23 lines of text) covering the year 1424 is included under the topic Early Bracamontes History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Abramo Bracci, aged 15, who arrived at Ellis Island from Bagni di Lucca, Italy, in 1917; Adolfo Bracci, aged 29, who arrived at Ellis Island from Mombaroccio, Italy, in 1913.

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  • Jesus Bracamontes, Mexican former soccer coach


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The Bracamontes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bracamontes Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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