Brackins History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Irish name Brackins was originally written in a Gaelic form as O Breacain, from the word breac, which means speckled.

Early Origins of the Brackins family

The surname Brackins was first found in Dublin (Irish: Áth Cliath) located on the east coast of Ireland in the province of Leinster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Brackins family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brackins research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1014, 1697, 1764 and 1697 are included under the topic Early Brackins History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brackins Spelling Variations

Those scribes in Ireland during the Middle Ages recorded names as they sounded. Consequently, in this era many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Brackins family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Bracken, Braken and others.

Early Notables of the Brackins family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Brackins family

Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Brackins: James Bracken, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1831; John Bracken, who settled in New England in 1806; Michael, Patrick, Robert, Thomas, who all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860..

Contemporary Notables of the name Brackins (post 1700)

  • Charlie "Choo Choo" Brackins (1932-1990), American NFL former quarterback for the Green Bay Packers during the 1955 NFL season
  • Larry Brackins (b. 1982), American football wide receiver
  • Bobby Brackins (b. 1988), American rapper, producer and songwriter
  • Craig Lee Brackins (b. 1987), American professional NBA basketball player
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