The name Brakspire is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was a name for someone who was a person who is victor in a tournament or battle.
Early Origins of the Brakspire family
The surname Brakspire 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 Brakspire family
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Brakspire Spelling Variations
Brakspire has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Brakspire have been found, including Brakespear, Breakspear, Brakespeare, Breakspeare and others.
Early Notables of the Brakspire family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brakspire family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Brakspires to arrive on North American shores: Jane Breakspeare who settled in New England