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The name Bramble has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in Yorkshire where Bramley was a local name 'of Brambley,' a chapelry and village near Leeds.

Bramble Early Origins



The surname Bramble was first found in Yorkshire 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.

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Bramble Spelling Variations


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Bramble 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 Bramble have been found, including Bramley, Bramlie, Bramble, Brambley and others.

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Bramble Early History


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Bramble Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bramble research. Another 226 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bramble History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bramble Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bramble Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bramble 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



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 for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Bramble, or a variant listed above:

Bramble Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Bramble, who landed in Maryland in 1663
  • John Bramble, who arrived in Maryland in 1680

Bramble Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Bramble, who arrived in Virginia in 1705

Bramble Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Bramble arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Munn" in 1849
  • Jane Bramble arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1849

Bramble Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Bramble arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1883
  • C. Bramble arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ionic" in 1884

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bramble (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bramble (post 1700)



  • Mark Bramble (b. 1950), American three-time Tony Award nominated theatre director, author, and producer
  • Kevin Bramble (b. 1972), American two-time gold medalist Paralympic ski racer and freeskier
  • James Henry Bramble, American mathematician
  • Curtis Scott Bramble (b. 1957), American politician
  • Tesfaye Walda Simeon "Tes" Bramble (b. 1980), English-born, Montserratian footballer
  • Titus Malachi Bramble (b. 1981), English footballer
  • Percival Austin Bramble (b. 1931), Montserrat politician
  • Livingstone "Ras-I Alujah" Bramble (b. 1960), Saint Kitts and Nevis boxer
  • Albert Victor Bramble (1887-1963), British actor and film director

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Bramble Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bramble 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 31 October 2014 at 20:29.

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