Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in Lincolnshire, where they derived their name from Brackenbury, a parish near Louth.
Early Origins of the Brackenbury family
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 Brackenbury family
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Brackenbury Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Brackenbury were recorded, including Brackenbury, Brackenborough, Brackenberry and others.
Early Notables of the Brackenbury 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...
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Migration of the Brackenbury family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Brackenbury family emigrate to North America:
Brackenbury Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Brackenbury (post 1700)
The Brackenbury 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.
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