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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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  • 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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  • 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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Leonard Braga, British Musician, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  3. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Zúquete, Afonso Eduardo Martins. Armorial Lusitano. Lisboa: Editoria Enciclopédia, 1961. Print.
  4. Marques A. H. De Oliveira. History of Portugal. New York: Columbia University Press, 1972. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 19676. Print.
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Guiseppi, Montague Spencer, edition. Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies. Mancester, England: The Huguenot Soceity of London, 1921. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. 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.

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