Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a person who is victor in a tournament or battle.
Early Origins of the Brakspere 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 Brakspere family
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Brakspere Spelling Variations
spelling variations, including Brakespear, Breakspear, Brakespeare, Breakspeare and others.
Early Notables of the Brakspere family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brakspere family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Brakspere were among those contributors: Jane Breakspeare who settled in New England in 1773.
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