Early Origins of the Braiden family
The surname Braiden was first found in South Northamptonshire at Bradden, a village that dates back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 when it was first listed as Bradene. Literally the place name means "broad valley," from the Old English words "brad" + "denu." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The parish church is dedicated to St Michael
and was built in the 13th century.
Early History of the Braiden family
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Braiden Spelling Variations
During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Braiden occurred in many references, and spelling variations
of the name found included Braden, Braddene, Bradens, Braiding, McBradden and many more.
Early Notables of the Braiden family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Braiden family to Ireland
Some of the Braiden family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 35 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Braiden family to the New World and Oceana
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland
many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Braiden, or a spelling variation of the surname include:
Braiden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James Braiden, aged 28, who arrived in New York in 1801 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)
Braiden Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Jas, Braiden Jr., who landed in Canada in 1820
- Jas, Braiden Sr., who arrived in Canada in 1820