Show ContentsBraeir History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The founding heritage of the Braeir family is in the Anglo-Saxon culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Braeir comes from when one of the family worked as a maker or seller of pestles.

Early Origins of the Braeir family

The surname Braeir was first found in Kent, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Braeir family

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Braeir Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Braeir has been spelled many different ways, including Brayer, Brayor, Braeir, Broyer, Brayere, Brayore and others.

Early Notables of the Braeir family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Braeir family

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Braeirs to arrive in North America: Michael Brayer who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1751. on Facebook