The ancestry of the name Brackenburey dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Lincolnshire
, where they derived their name from Brackenbury, a parish near Louth.
Early Origins of the Brackenburey family
The surname Brackenburey 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 Brackenburey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brackenburey research.Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1300 and 1485 are included under the topic Early Brackenburey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brackenburey Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Brackenburey have been found, including Brackenbury, Brackenborough, Brackenberry and others.
Early Notables of the Brackenburey 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 Brackenburey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brackenburey family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Brackenburey, or a variant listed above: 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 Brackenburey 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.