The name Braier is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a maker or seller of pestles.
Early Origins of the Braier family
The surname Braier was first found in Kent
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Braier family
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Braier Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Braier 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 Braier include Brayer, Brayor, Braeir, Broyer, Brayere, Brayore and others.
Early Notables of the Braier family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Braier 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 Braier or a variant listed above: Michael Brayer who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1751.