Brackett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Brackett family

The surname Brackett was first found in Limousin, where this noble family has held a family seat since early times.

Early History of the Brackett family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brackett research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1140, 1452, 1765 and 1784 are included under the topic Early Brackett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brackett Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Brachet, Brachez, Brachais, Brachets, Braschet, Braschez, Braschais, Brachay, Bratchet, Bratchez, Bratchais, Bratchets, Bratschet, Brastchez, Brastchais, Bratchay, de Brachet and many more.

Early Notables of the Brackett family (pre 1700)

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United States Brackett migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brackett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Anthony Brackett, who landed in Portsmouth, NH in 1623 [1]
  • William Brackett, who arrived in New England in 1631 [1]
  • Richard Brackett, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1636 [1]
  • Peter Brackett, who landed in Braintree, Massachusetts in 1643 [1]
Brackett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • O Brackett, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • Albert Brackett, aged 65, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1893
Brackett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Chas. A. Brackett, who immigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Anna Brackett, aged 33, who immigrated to America, in 1908
  • Edith M Brackett, aged 28, who landed in America from Henley on Thames, England, in 1909
  • Elliott G. Brackett, aged 52, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Charles Brackett, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Brackett migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brackett Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Ada Brackett, aged 27, who settled in Halifax, Canada, in 1923

Contemporary Notables of the name Brackett (post 1700) +

  • Elizabeth Brackett (1941-2018), American Peabody Award winning journalist and political figure and writer
  • Nathan Brackett, American senior editor at Rolling Stone magazine
  • Gary Lawrence Brackett (b. 1980), American NFL football linebacker
  • Leigh Douglass Brackett (1915-1978), American Hugo Award winning author and screenwriter, known for her work on The Big Sleep (1945), Rio Bravo (1959), The Long Goodbye (1973) and The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  • John Quincy Adams Brackett (1842-1918), American politician, 36th Governor of Massachusetts (1890-1891)
  • Frederick Sumner Brackett (1896-1988), American physicist and spectroscopist, eponym of the Brackett lunar crater
  • Charles Brackett (1892-1969), American movie screenwriter and producer
  • Benjamin Brackett Downing (b. 1981), American politician, Member of the Massachusetts Senate (2007-)

Halifax Explosion
  • Mr. Hugh J.  Brackett (1893-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [2]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance


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