Brait History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Brait family
The surname Brait was first found in Edinburghshire, a former county, now part of the Midlothian council area where they held a family seat from very ancient times and can trace their origins to the extensive lands and estates of the same name south of the city of Edinburgh.
Early History of the Brait family
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Brait Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Brad, Baid, Bread, Braed, Bradd, Bred, Breed, Bredd and many more.
Early Notables of the Brait family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir Henry Braid; and William Brade (1560-1630) an English composer, violinist, and viola player. He moved to northern Germany where he worked for the Brandenburg court, and for King Christian IV in Copenhagen. "He was living at Hamburg on 19...
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Migration of the Brait family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Brade settled in New England in 1763 and James Brade arrived in Philadelphia in 1871.
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