Early Origins of the Braffington family
The surname Braffington was first found in Derbyshire
at Brassington, a village and civil parish in the Derbyshire
Dales district which dates back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 where it was listed at that time as Branzinctun. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
The place name literally means "estate associated with a man called Brandsige," from the Old English personal name
+ "-ing" + "tun." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant
of the lands of Brassington, Henry de Ferrers, a Norman Baron
who was recorded in the Domesday Book
census of 1086. Henry was seigneur of St.Hillaire de Ferrers near Bernay in Normandy
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Braffington family
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Braffington Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Brassington, Brassinton, Brasington, Brasinton, Bressington and many more.
Early Notables of the Braffington family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Braffington family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Brasington, who came to Virginia in 1622; Samuel Brassington, who settled in America in 1749; J. Brassington, who arrived in Baltimore in 1820.