Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Bracebrigg is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in or near the settlement of Bracebridge in Lincolnshire.
Early Origins of the Bracebrigg family
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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Early History of the Bracebrigg family
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Bracebrigg Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bracebrigg has been spelled many different ways, including Bracebridge, Bracebrigg, Brasbridge and others.
Early Notables of the Bracebrigg family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bracebrigg family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bracebriggs to arrive in North America: one of the first settlers, an unknown pioneer whose family rose to great stature in early Canada, naming the town of Bracebridge in Ontario.
Contemporary Notables of the name Bracebrigg (post 1700)
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