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Bracelane History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the name Bracelane dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who 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.

Early Origins of the Bracelane family

The surname Bracelane 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.

Early History of the Bracelane family

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Bracelane Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Bracelane has undergone many spelling variations, including Bracegirdle, Bracegerdle, Brasgirdle and others.

Early Notables of the Bracelane family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bracelane family to the New World and Oceana

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Bracelane were among those contributors: John Bracegirdle, who settled in New England in 1774.

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