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The ancient roots of the Brace family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Brace comes from when the family lived in Brace, a parish in the county of Hereford.

Brace Early Origins



The surname Brace was first found in Herefordshire, where this distinguished Welsh/English border family held a family seat for many centuries, probably well before the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D.

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Brace Spelling Variations


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Brace 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 Brace has appeared include Brace, Braice, Brayce, Brass, Braz, Brase, Bras, Brasse and many more.

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Brace Early History


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Brace Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brace research. Another 423 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1218, 1273, 1327, 1379, 1440, 1581, 1697, 1824, 1833, 1816, 1578, 1604, 1611, 1790 and 1833 are included under the topic Early Brace History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brace Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brace Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brace Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Brace arrived in North America very early:

Brace Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Brace settled in Virginia in 1623 along with Stephen, her husband
  • Walter Brace, who landed in Virginia in 1642
  • John Brace settled in Virginia in 1654
  • Giles Brace arrived in Barbados in 1663 after moving to Virginia
  • Phill Brace, who arrived in Virginia in 1664
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brace Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Brace, who landed in Barbados in 1711-1712
  • John Peter Brace, who landed in South Carolina in 1737

Brace Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Brace, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856
  • Isaac Brace, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871

Brace Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Harvey Brace, who arrived in Canada in 1841

Brace Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Brace, English convict from Hertfordshire, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828
  • Margaret Brace arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Coromandel" in 1850
  • William Brace arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1851

Brace Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Brace, aged 43, a tailor, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876
  • Mary Brace, aged 32, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876
  • Henry W. Brace, aged 9, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876
  • Georgina Brace, aged 6, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876
  • Emily Brace, aged 4, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brace (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brace (post 1700)



  • Ronald "Ron" Jeffery Brace III (1986-2016), American football nose tackle who played from 2009 to 2013; he died at the age of 29 from a heart attack
  • Charles Loring Brace IV (b. 1930), American anthropologist at the University of Michigan, son of Gerald Warner Brace
  • Gerald Warner Brace (1901-1978), American novelist, writer, educator, sailor and boat builder
  • Donald Clifford Brace (1881-1955), American publisher and co-founder of Harcourt, Brace & Howe in 1919
  • DeWitt Bristol Brace (1859-1905), American physicist, best known for his optical experiments
  • Charles Loring Brace (1826-1890), American philanthropist and social reformer, founder of The Children's Aid Society
  • Robert Leon "Robbie" Brace (b. 1964), former English professional footballer
  • Deryn Brace (b. 1975), Welsh footballer
  • Steve Brace (1961-1992), Welsh long-distance runner at the 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympics
  • Stuart Brace (b. 1942), former professional footballer
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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The Brace Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brace 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.

This page was last modified on 25 May 2016 at 13:59.

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