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Brairwood Early Origins



The surname Brairwood was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

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Brairwood Spelling Variations


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Brairwood Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Brerewood, Brerwood, Briarwood, Bryerwood, Brierwood, Brairwood and many more.

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Brairwood Early History


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Brairwood Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brairwood research. Another 275 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1535, 1455, 1487, 1643, 1565, 1613, 1588, 1654, 1694, 1791, 1670, 1746, 1705, 1677 and 1703 are included under the topic Early Brairwood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brairwood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brairwood Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Edward Brerewood (c.1565-1613), English antiquary and mathematician, Gresham Professor of Astronomy, London; Sir Robert Brerewood (1588-1654), English lawyer and politician; and Francis Brerewood (1694-1791), English painter. On the infamous side, Thomas Brerewood (c.1670-1746), was a 'Gentleman Entrepreneur & Fraudster' who was deeply involved in bankruptcy...

Another 60 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brairwood 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    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. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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    The Brairwood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brairwood 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 23 December 2013 at 13:07.

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