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Braga History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Braga family


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

Early History of the Braga family


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Braga Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Braga family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Braga family to the New World and Oceana


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.)

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

Historic Events for the Braga family



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 [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 [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 [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 into 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


  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

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