Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in Lincolnshire, where they derived their name from Brackenbury, a parish near Louth.
Early Origins of the Brakenberrie family
Lincolnshire where they held a family seat, some say well before the invasion of Duke William of Normandy at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Brakenberrie family
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Brakenberrie Spelling Variations
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 Brakenberrie have been found, including Brackenbury, Brackenborough, Brackenberry and others.
Early Notables of the Brakenberrie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brakenberrie 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 Brakenberrie, or a variant listed above: Richard Brackenbury, who settled in Salem Mass, in about 1628; as did William Brackenbury, (presumably his brother or son). Another early immigrant was John Brackenbury, who arrived in Boston in 1657..
The Brakenberrie Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Sans recuiller jamais
Motto Translation: Without ever receding.
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