The name Braen is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in any one of a number of similarly named settlements. Bramham and Braham were found in the West Riding of Yorkshire
and Brantham was found in Suffolk
. Braham Hall was in Essex
, as was Bream's Farm.
Early Origins of the Braen family
The surname Braen was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Braen family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Braen research.Another 463 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1379, 1500, 1600, 1751, 1602, 1681, 1660, 1718, 1707 and 1718 are included under the topic Early Braen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Braen Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Braen are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Braen include: Braham, Braim, Bramham, Brame, Braem and others.
Early Notables of the Braen family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Johannes de Brame, a prominent 14th century landholder in Yorkshire; Sir Arnold Braemes (1602-1681), an English merchant and politician who sat... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Braen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Braen family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Braen or a variant listed above: Francis Bramham who arrived in Virginia 1756.