The ancient roots of the Brackenbroe family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Brackenbroe comes from when the family lived in Lincolnshire
, where they derived their name from Brackenbury, a parish near Louth.
Early Origins of the Brackenbroe family
The surname Brackenbroe was first found in Lincolnshire
where they held a family seat
, some say well before the invasion of Duke William of Normandy
at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Brackenbroe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brackenbroe research.Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1300 and 1485 are included under the topic Early Brackenbroe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brackenbroe Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Brackenbroe has appeared include Brackenbury, Brackenborough, Brackenberry and others.
Early Notables of the Brackenbroe family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Anthony Brackenbury of Thorpe Hall; and Sir Robert Brackenbury (died 1485), a younger son of Thomas Brackenbury of Denton, of an ancient Durham... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brackenbroe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brackenbroe family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Brackenbroe arrived in North America very early: Richard Brackenbury, who settled in Salem Mass, in about 1628; as did William Brackenbury, (presumably his brother or son). Another early immigrant was John Brackenbury, who arrived in Boston in 1657..
The Brackenbroe Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Sans recuiller jamais
Motto Translation: Without ever receding.