Anglo-Saxon culture of England produced the name of Brakspeare. It was given to a person who is victor in a tournament or battle.
Early Origins of the Brakspeare family
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 Brakspeare family
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Brakspeare Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Brakspeare has appeared include Brakespear, Breakspear, Brakespeare, Breakspeare and others.
Early Notables of the Brakspeare family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brakspeare family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Brakspeare arrived in North America very early: Jane Breakspeare who settled in New England in 1773.
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