The origins of the Anglo-Saxon
name Brakspaer come from its first bearer, who was a person who is victor in a tournament or battle.
Early Origins of the Brakspaer family
The surname Brakspaer was first found in Buckinghamshire
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.
Early History of the Brakspaer family
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Brakspaer Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Brakspaer has been spelled many different ways, including Brakespear, Breakspear, Brakespeare, Breakspeare and others.
Early Notables of the Brakspaer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brakspaer family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Brakspaers to arrive in North America: Jane Breakspeare who settled in New England