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Brakspeir History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Brakspeir is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a person who is victor in a tournament or battle.

Early Origins of the Brakspeir family


The surname Brakspeir 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 Brakspeir family


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Brakspeir 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 Brakspeir have been found, including Brakespear, Breakspear, Brakespeare, Breakspeare and others.

Early Notables of the Brakspeir family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Brakspeir 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 powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the Brakspeir surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: Jane Breakspeare who settled in New England in 1773.

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