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Where did the English Braden family come from? What is the English Braden family crest and coat of arms? When did the Braden family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Braden family history?
The name Braden, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Braden, Braddene, Bradens, Braiding, McBradden and many more.
First found in South Northamptonshire at Bradden, a village that dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was first listed as Bradene. Literally the place name means "broad valley," from the Old English words "brad" + "denu."  The parish church is dedicated to St Michael and was built in the 13th century.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Braden research. Another 187 words(13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Braden History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Braden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Braden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 35 words(2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Braden family, or who bore a variation of the surname Braden were
Braden Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Frederick Braden settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1766
Braden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Charles Braden, aged 37, landed in Delaware in 1812
- Henry Braden arrived in Philadelphia in 1844
- Anton Braden, who arrived in Texas in 1845
- Adam Braden who settled in Texas in 1846 with his wife Barbara
- John Braden, aged 69, arrived in New York, NY in 1850
Braden Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- George Braden, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1904
- Emma Braden, aged 18, who emigrated to America from Tyrone, Ireland, in 1908
- Charles Braden, aged 62, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
- Clara E. Braden, aged 22, who settled in America, in 1911
- Ellen Braden, aged 18, who landed in America from Dromalais, Ireland, in 1911
- John Braden (1949-2004), American writer, producer, and director of motion pictures and television programs
- Allen Braden, award-winning American poet
- George C. Braden, American politician, 41st Lieutenant Governor of Ohio from 1928 to 1929
- Thomas Wardell Braden (1917-2009), American journalist, best remembered as the author of Eight is Enough
- Bernard Braden (1916-1993), Canadian-born, English actor and comedian, actor, and commentator
- Alison Braden (b. 1982), Canadian female water polo player silver medalist
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The Braden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Braden Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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