Braccombe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Irish name Braccombe was originally written in a Gaelic form as O Breacain, from the word breac, which means speckled.
Early Origins of the Braccombe family
The surname Braccombe was first found in Dublin (Irish: Áth Cliath) located on the east coast of Ireland in the province of Leinster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Braccombe family
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Braccombe Spelling Variations
Before widespread literacy came to Ireland, a name was often recorded under several different variations during the life of its bearer. Accordingly, numerous spelling variations were revealed in the search for the origin of the name Braccombe family name. Variations found include Bracken, Braken and others.
Early Notables of the Braccombe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Braccombe family
Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Braccombe: James Bracken, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1831; John Bracken, who settled in New England in 1806; Michael, Patrick, Robert, Thomas, who all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860..