The ancestry of the name Brailbroc dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in or near the settlement of Braybrooke
Early Origins of the Brailbroc family
The surname Brailbroc was first found in Northampton
in Braybrook(e), a parish, in the union of Market-Harborough, hundred
of Rothwell. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The place name derived its name from Saxon times and the term "Brada-broc" meaning "the broad brook", CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
By the time of the Domesday Book
of 1086, the place name had evolved to Bradebroc, Braibroc in the Pipe Rolls
of 1163, and as Brabroc in the Feet of Fines of 1197.
Robert de Braibroc was a Baron by tenure temp. King John. Also known as Robert of Braybrooke or Robert le May (1168-1210), he was a medieval landowner, justice and sheriff. He was born at Braybrooke, Northamptonshire, son of justiciar Ingebald de Braybrooke. His son Henry of Braybrooke (died 1234) was an English High Sheriff and justice. The family held Braybrook Castle, originally a manor home, but by the late 13th century, the estate has passed into the hands of the Latymer family.
Later, Sir Gerard Braybrooke I (c.1332-1403), of Colmworth, Bedfordshire and Horsenden, Buckinghamshire, was an English politician, Member of Parliament for Bedfordshire (1377-1390.) He had two sons: Sir Gerard Braybrooke (before 1354-1429), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Bedfordshire (1388-1399) and for Essex (1402-1417); and Sir Reynold Braybrooke (c.1356-1405), another English politician, Member of Parliament for Kent in 1404. He died from a battle wound on 20 September 1405.
Baron Braybrooke, of Braybrooke in the County of Northampton, is a title created in 1788 for John Griffin, 4th Baron Howard de Walden and has no relationship to this family.
Early History of the Brailbroc family
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Brailbroc Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Brailbroc have been found, including Braybrook, Braybrooke, Brailbroc and others.
Early Notables of the Brailbroc family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Robert Braybrooke (d. 1404), medieval Dean of Salisbury and Bishop of London, nominated (1381) and consecrated in 1382, named Lord Chancellor of England
in 1382, out of the... Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brailbroc Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brailbroc family to Ireland
Some of the Brailbroc family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Brailbroc family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Brailbroc, or a variant listed above: John Braybrook who settled in New England