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Braham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancestors of the name Braham date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence 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 Braham family


The surname Braham was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Braham family


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Braham Spelling Variations


Braham has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Braham have been found, including Braham, Braim, Bramham, Brame, Braem and others.

Early Notables of the Braham 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...
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Migration of the Braham family to the New World and Oceana


In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Brahams to arrive on North American shores:

Braham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Braham, who landed in Maryland in 1669 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Braham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Braham, who landed in Maine in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Julia Braham, aged 1, who arrived in New York, NY in 1855 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Catherine Braham, aged 24, who arrived in New York, NY in 1855 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Contemporary Notables of the name Braham (post 1700)


  • Rich Braham (b. 1970), American professional (NFL) football player
  • John J. Braham (1847-1919), American musical theater conductor and composer who introduced Gilbert and Sullivan to the US
  • David Braham (1838-1905), American musical theater composer
  • Steve Braham (b. 1964), English physicist with the Centre for Experimental and Constructive Mathematics, in Vancouver, BC
  • Group Captain John Randall Daniel Braham DSO & Two Bars, DFC & Two Bars, AFC (1920-1974), one of the most highly decorated airman of the RAF in World War II
  • Bob Braham, British fighter pilot and flying ace in the Royal Air Force, during World War II, credited with 29 aerial victories

Historic Events for the Braham family



USS Arizona

  • Mr. Edward J. Braham, American Private First Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking

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Citations


  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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