Bracebridge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the name Bracebridge date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in or near the settlement of Bracebridge in Lincolnshire.

Early Origins of the Bracebridge family

The surname Bracebridge was first found in Lincolnshire, but "in the time of King John, the venerable family of Bracebridge, originally of Bracebridge in Lincolnshire, acquired by marriage in the person of Peter de Bracebridge with Amicia, daughter of Osbert de Arden and Maud, and granddaughter of Turchill de Warwick, the manor of Kingsbury in this county, an ancient seat of the Mercian Kings, and inherited by Turchill, called the last Saxon Earl of Warwick." [1]

Important Dates for the Bracebridge family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bracebridge research. Another 72 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1428, 1428, 1590, 1547, 1553, 1558 and 1562 are included under the topic Early Bracebridge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bracebridge Spelling Variations

Bracebridge has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Bracebridge have been found, including Bracebridge, Bracebrigg, Brasbridge and others.

Early Notables of the Bracebridge family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include John Brasbrigg or Bracebrigge ( fl. 1428), who appears as a priest of the convent of Syon in 1428. "He is said to have given a large number of books to the convent, and to have written a treatise entitled 'Catholicon continens quatuor partes grammaticæ,' which, with other manuscripts belonging to Syon monastery, passed to Corpus...
Another 61 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bracebridge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bracebridge family

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Bracebridges to arrive on North American shores: one of the first settlers, an unknown pioneer whose family rose to great stature in early Canada, naming the town of Bracebridge in Ontario.

Citations

  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
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