The name Bracelent finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons
. It was given to one 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 Bracelent family
The surname Bracelent was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
, probably well before the Norman Conquest
by Duke William of Normandy
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Bracelent family
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Bracelent Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Bracelent has been recorded under many different variations, including Bracegirdle, Bracegerdle, Brasgirdle and others.
Early Notables of the Bracelent family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bracelent family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bracelent or a variant listed above: John Bracegirdle, who settled in New England