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The Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain were the first to use the name of Bracegirdle. The name had a practical origin since it came from when its initial bearer worked as a maker of breech-girdles. The first portion of the surname is derived from the Old English word brec, which in turn comes from the Old French word braie, which means breeches. The second portion of the name comes from the Old English word gyrdel, which means girdle.

Bracegirdle Early Origins



The surname Bracegirdle was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat, probably well before the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D.

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Bracegirdle Spelling Variations


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Bracegirdle Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Bracegirdle include Bracegirdle, Bracegerdle, Brasgirdle and others.

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Bracegirdle Early History


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Bracegirdle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bracegirdle research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bracegirdle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bracegirdle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bracegirdle Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bracegirdle or a variant listed above:

Bracegirdle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Bracegirdle, who settled in New England in 1774

Bracegirdle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Bracegirdle, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BOLTON 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Bolton.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bracegirdle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bracegirdle (post 1700)



  • Anne Bracegirdle (1663-1748), English stage actress
  • Larry Bracegirdle (b. 1948), Canadian painter
  • Mark Anthony Lyster Bracegirdle (1912-1999), Anglo-Australian Marxist revolutionary, who was involved in workers's struggles in Sri Lanka
  • Leighton Seymour Bracegirdle (1881-1970), Australian, Rear Admiral in the Australian Navy

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BOLTON 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Bolton.htm

Other References

  1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  4. 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.
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Bracegirdle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bracegirdle 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.

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