The ancestors of the bearers of the Braghin family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England
. They were first found in any one of a number of similarly named settlements. Bramham and Braham were found in the West Riding of Yorkshire
and Brantham was found in Suffolk
. Braham Hall was in Essex
, as was Bream's Farm.
Early Origins of the Braghin family
The surname Braghin was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Braghin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Braghin research.Another 463 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1379, 1500, 1600, 1751, 1602, 1681, 1660, 1718, 1707 and 1718 are included under the topic Early Braghin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Braghin Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Braghin include Braham, Braim, Bramham, Brame, Braem and others.
Early Notables of the Braghin family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Johannes de Brame, a prominent 14th century landholder in Yorkshire; Sir Arnold Braemes (1602-1681), an English merchant and politician who sat... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Braghin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Braghin family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Braghin or a variant listed above: Francis Bramham who arrived in Virginia 1756.