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Bracewell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Bracewell come from when the family resided in Yorkshire, where they took their name from the village of Bracewell which was originally in the West Riding of Yorkshire, but now in Lancashire. The name was originally rendered in the Old English form Breiorwella, which meant the dweller at the broad-well, and would have been used to denote residence near the village well.

Early Origins of the Bracewell family


The surname Bracewell was first found in the West Riding of Yorkshire at Bracewell and Brogden a civil parish. Bracewell dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Braisuelle, land held by Roger de Poitou. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Early History of the Bracewell family


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Bracewell 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. Bracewell has been recorded under many different variations, including Bracewell, Braycewell, Brasswell, Brasewell and others.

Early Notables of the Bracewell family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bracewell 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 Bracewell or a variant listed above:

Bracewell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Lillian Bracewell, aged 42, originally from Birmingham, England, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Liverpool, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HF-WWR : 6 December 2014), Lillian Bracewell, 19 Dec 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Lilian Bracewell, aged 48, originally from Manchester, England, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Liverpool, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66X-8PT : 6 December 2014), Lilian Bracewell, 12 Nov 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Annie Bracewell, aged 21, originally from Halifax, England, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Liverpool, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66X-859 : 6 December 2014), Annie Bracewell, 12 Nov 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Roland Bracewell, aged 20, originally from Accrington, England, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Albania" from Liverpool, England [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6L1-82J : 6 December 2014), Roland Bracewell, 13 Aug 1921; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Albania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Bracewell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Bracewell, aged 22, a blacksmith, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Bracewell (post 1700)


  • Searcy Bracewell (1918-2003), American lawyer and Texas State politician, founder of the Houston-based law firm Bracewell & Giuliani
  • Paul Bracewell (b. 1962), English footballer
  • Dame Joyanne Winifred Bracewell (b. 1934), English lawyer and judge of the High Court of Justice, Family Division
  • Ronald Bracewell (b. 1921), Australian professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University and author
  • Michael Bracewell (b. 1958), British writer and novelist
  • John Garry Bracewell (b. 1958), New Zealand cricketer and coach

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Citations


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HF-WWR : 6 December 2014), Lillian Bracewell, 19 Dec 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66X-8PT : 6 December 2014), Lilian Bracewell, 12 Nov 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66X-859 : 6 December 2014), Annie Bracewell, 12 Nov 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6L1-82J : 6 December 2014), Roland Bracewell, 13 Aug 1921; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Albania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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