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The surname Braga comes from the place name Braga, which is the capital city of the district of Braga in Portugal. The place itself was named for the Bracari, the Celtic tribe who lived in the region. In Latin they were called the Bracaria, from the word "brachae," meaning trousers, leggings, or breeches.

Braga Early Origins



The surname Braga was first found in the district of Braga, in Portugal.

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Braga Spelling Variations


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Braga Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Braga, Bragan, Bragas and others.

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Braga Early History


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Braga Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Braga research. Another 340 words (24 lines of text) covering the year 1829 is included under the topic Early Braga History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Braga Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Braga Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Braga Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Braga Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jose Rezende de Braga, who landed in New York in 1893
  • Anna Braga, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894

Braga Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Augusta Braga, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from St. Michaels, in 1901
  • Anrieletta Braga, aged 8, who landed in America from Milano, in 1903
  • Calento C. Braga, aged 34, who landed in America from Portugal, in 1907
  • Engracia M. Braga, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States from Portugal, in 1907
  • Carolina Braga, aged 40, who settled in America from Turbigo, Italy, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Braga (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Braga (post 1700)



  • Marcia de Braga, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 2004
  • Theophilo Braga (1843-1924), Portuguese scholar and author, who briefly became president of the Portuguese republic (1910-1915) on King Manuel's enforced abdication
  • Antonio Francisco Braga (1868-1945), Brazilian composer, conductor, and teacher
  • Alice Braga, Brazilian actress
  • Roberto Carlos Braga (b. 1941), Brazilian singer
  • Abel Braga (b. 1952), football manager and a former football player

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Braga Historic Events


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Braga Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mrs. Carolina Braga (1892-1914), née Tamorini Italian Third Class Passenger from Milan, Italy who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland on May 29th 1914
  • Mr. Egildo Braga (1886-1914), Italian Third Class Passenger from Milan, Italy who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland on May 29th 1914
  • Master Rino Braga (1912-1914), Italian Third Class Passenger from Milan, Italy who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Leonard Braga, British Musician, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla, Spain. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    10. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    11. ...

    The Braga Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Braga 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.

    This page was last modified on 8 December 2015 at 11:01.

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