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The Anglo-Saxon name Brailsford comes from when the family resided in Derbyshire, where they held a family seat in Brelsford. The place-name Brelsford was originally derived from the Old English broegelsford, which means manor on a hall near a fording place on a river. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


Brailsford Early Origins



The surname Brailsford was first found in Derbyshire at Brailsford, a parish, in the hundred of Appletree. "The manor, which in the reign of the Confessor had belonged to Earl Wallef, was one of those given by William the Conqueror to Henry de Ferrers, under whom it was held by Elsin, ancestor of the ancient family of Brailsford. From the Brailsfords the property passed by marriage to the Bassetts, and from them in the same way to the Shirleys: the manor now belongs to the Evans family." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Brailsford Spelling Variations


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Brailsford Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Brailsford include Braylsford, Braylford, Brayleford, Brailsford, Braylesford, Brawlford, Brawford, Brelisford, Brellisford and many more.

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Brailsford Early History


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Brailsford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brailsford research. Another 146 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1060 and 1450 are included under the topic Early Brailsford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brailsford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brailsford Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brailsford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brailsford In Ireland


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Brailsford In Ireland



Some of the Brailsford family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Brailsford Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Brailsford, who landed in South Carolina in 1733 [3]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)
  • Samuel Brailsford, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1794

Brailsford Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Emma Brailsford, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brailsford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brailsford (post 1700)



  • Squadron Leader Simon Brailsford, English Royal Air Force officer, and Equerry to Her Majesty The Queen (1998-2001)
  • Pauline Brailsford (b. 1928), English former actress, best known for her role in A League of Their Own (1992)
  • Frank Colliss "Jim" Brailsford (b. 1933), English cricketer who played first class cricket for Derbyshire in 1958
  • Henry Noel "H.N." Brailsford (1873-1958), English socialist and author
  • Sir David John "Dave" Brailsford CBE (b. 1964), British cycling coach from Derbyshire, formerly performance director of British Cycling
  • James Frederick Brailsford MD, FRCP (1888-1961), British radiologist, co-discoverer of the Morquio (or Morquio-Brailsford) syndrome

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Brailsford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brailsford Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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