Braden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Braden family

The surname Braden was 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." [1] The parish church is dedicated to St Michael and was built in the 13th century.

Important Dates for the Braden family

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Braden Spelling Variations

The name Braden, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Braden, Braddene, Bradens, Braiding, McBradden and many more.

Early Notables of the Braden family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Braden family to Ireland

Some of the Braden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Braden migration to the United States

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, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1766
Braden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Charles Braden, aged 37, who landed in Delaware in 1812 [2]
  • Henry Braden, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1844
  • Anton Braden, who arrived in Texas in 1845 [2]
  • Adam Braden who settled in Texas in 1846 with his wife Barbara
  • John Braden, aged 69, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [2]
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Braden Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • George Braden, aged 22, who immigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • Emma Braden, aged 18, who immigrated to America from Tyrone, Ireland, in 1908
  • Charles Braden, aged 62, who immigrated 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
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Contemporary Notables of the name Braden (post 1700)

  • Thomas Wardell Braden (1917-2009), American journalist, best remembered as the author of Eight is Enough
  • George C. Braden, American politician, 41st Lieutenant Governor of Ohio from 1928 to 1929
  • Allen Braden, award-winning American poet
  • John Braden (1949-2004), American writer, producer, and director of motion pictures and television programs
  • Alison Braden (b. 1982), Canadian female water polo player silver medalist
  • Bernard Braden (1916-1993), Canadian-born, English actor and comedian, actor, and commentator
  • Palmer Braden McAbee (1894-1970), American blues harmonica player from Cherokee County, Alabama
  • Braden Holtby (b. 1989), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey goaltender
  • Braden R. Allenby (b. 1950), American environmental scientist
  • Braden Looper, American baseball player

Citations

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ 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)
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