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The many generations and branches of the Braman family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name reveals that an early member worked as a person dwelling within a borough and occupying an important position akin to that of reeve. The surname Braman may also reflect the occupation of a chamberlain or servant of the bower. However, Braman may also be a patronymic surname which means the son of Bruman.

Braman Early Origins



The surname Braman was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Braman Spelling Variations


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Braman Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Braman were recorded, including Brooman, Bruman, Brunman, Bromman, Brounman and many more.

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Braman Early History


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Braman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Braman research. Another 433 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1199, 1211, 1327, 1372, 1500, and 1749 are included under the topic Early Braman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Braman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Braman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Braman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Braman family emigrate to North America:

Braman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • G E Braman, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Christina Margareta Braman, aged 34, landed in New York in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Braman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Braman (post 1700)



  • James d'Orma "Dorm" Braman (1901-1980), American politician, 45th mayor of Seattle, Washington
  • Bryan Braman (b. 1987), American football linebacker
  • Sandra Braman, American Professor of Communication at the University of Wisconsin
  • Norman Braman (b. 1932), former American football team owner

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Braman Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Braman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Braman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 21 September 2016 at 00:54.

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