Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name originated with an early member who was a person who is victor in a tournament or battle.
Early Origins of the Braikspear family
Buckinghamshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Braikspear family
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Braikspear Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Braikspear has been recorded under many different variations, including Brakespear, Breakspear, Brakespeare, Breakspeare and others.
Early Notables of the Braikspear family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Braikspear family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Braikspear or a variant listed above: Jane Breakspeare who settled in New England in 1773.
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