Origins Available: English
The Bramen family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as a person dwelling within a borough and occupying an important position akin to that of reeve. The surname Bramen may also reflect the occupation
of a chamberlain or servant of the bower.
However, Bramen may also be a patronymic
surname which means the son of Bruman.
Early Origins of the Bramen family
The surname Bramen was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bramen family
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Bramen Spelling Variations
Bramen 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 Bramen have been found, including Brooman, Bruman, Brunman, Bromman, Brounman and many more.
Early Notables of the Bramen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bramen 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 Bramens to arrive on North American shores: William Brooman who sailed to Barbados in 1694.