Bragan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Bragan 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 Bragan family

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

Early History of the Bragan family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bragan research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1829 is included under the topic Early Bragan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bragan Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Bragan family (pre 1700)

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


United States Bragan migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bragan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Bragan, who was naturalized in Mobile, Alabama in 1856
  • James Bragan, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1856 [1]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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