The Braces name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in Brace, a parish in the county of Hereford.
Early Origins of the Braces family
The surname Braces was first found in Herefordshire
, where this distinguished Welsh/English border family held a family seat
for many centuries, probably well before the Norman Conquest
by Duke William of Normandy
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Braces family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Braces research.Another 423 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1218, 1273, 1327, 1379, 1440, 1581, 1697, 1824, 1833, 1816, 1578, 1604, 1611, 1790 and 1833 are included under the topic Early Braces History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Braces 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 Braces has undergone many spelling variations
, including Brace, Braice, Brayce, Brass, Braz, Brase, Bras, Brasse and many more.
Early Notables of the Braces family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Braces 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 Braces were among those contributors: Elizabeth Brace settled in Virginia in 1623 along with Stephen, her husband; Giles Brace arrived in Barbados in 1663 after moving to Virginia; John Brace settled in Virginia in 1654.