Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Brage surname lived near a newly cultivated piece of land. The surname Brage is derived from the Old English word bræc.
Early Origins of the Brage family
Shropshire where they held a family seat at Breche as Lords of the manor, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Brage family
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Brage Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Brage are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Brage include: Breach, Brech, Britch and others.
Early Notables of the Brage family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brage family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Brage or a variant listed above:
Brage Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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