Bracebrish History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The present generation of the Bracebrish family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in or near the settlement of Bracebridge in Lincolnshire.

Early Origins of the Bracebrish family

The surname Bracebrish 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 Bracebrish family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bracebrish 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 Bracebrish History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bracebrish Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Bracebrish include Bracebridge, Bracebrigg, Brasbridge and others.

Early Notables of the Bracebrish 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 Bracebrish Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bracebrish family

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Bracebrish were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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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