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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.

Brailsford Early Origins



The surname Brailsford was first found in Derbyshire 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.

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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 157 words (11 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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The Great Migration


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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
  • Samuel Brailsford settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1794

Brailsford Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Emma Brailsford 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)



  • Simon Brailsford, English Royal Air Force officer, and Equerry to Her Majesty The Queen (1998-2001)
  • Frank Colliss "Jim" Brailsford (b. 1933), English cricketer
  • Pauline Brailsford (b. 1928), English actor
  • Henry Noel Brailsford (1873-1958), English socialist and author
  • James Frederick Brailsford (1888-1961), British radiologist

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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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.

    This page was last modified on 14 October 2016 at 07:18.

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