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Braganza History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname Braganza 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 Braganza family


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

Early History of the Braganza family


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Braganza Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Braganza family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Braganza family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: A. Bragas, who arrived in New York in 1822; James Bragan, who was naturalized in Mobile, Alabama in 1856; and Jose Rezende de Braga, who landed in New York in 1893..

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