Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Bradbrun was originally derived from a family having lived in the region of Bradbour or of Bradbourne a local in Derbyshire. Checking further we found the name was derived from the Old English expression dweller by the wide stream.
Early Origins of the Bradbrun family
Derbyshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Bradbrun family
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Bradbrun Spelling Variations
hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Bradbrun include Bradbourn, Bradbourne, Bradborn, Bradborne, Bradburn and many more.
Early Notables of the Bradbrun family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bradbrun family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Thomas Bradburne who settled in Virginia in 1663; Thomas Bradborn who settled in Virginia in 1732; John Bradburn settled in New England in 1705.
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