Show ContentsBraman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Braman family

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

Early History of the Braman family

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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.

Early Notables of the Braman family (pre 1700)

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Braman Ranking

In the United States, the name Braman is the 16,619th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Braman migration to the United States +

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 [2]
  • Christina Margareta Braman, aged 34, who landed in New York in 1850 [2]

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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  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook