Bramford History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Bramford family

The surname Bramford was first found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1175 when Osbert de Brandeford held estates at Brandford in that shire.

Bransford is a village and civil parish in the Malvern Hills district of Worcestershire.

Important Dates for the Bramford family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bramford research. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1455, 1487, 1327, 1339 and 1349 are included under the topic Early Bramford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bramford Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Brandford, Brantford, Branford, Bramford, Bramptford, Braynford and many more.

Early Notables of the Bramford family (pre 1700)

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

Bramford migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bramford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Bramford, who arrived in Virginia in 1623 [1]

Bramford migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Bramford Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Bramford, who landed in Wanganui, New Zealand in 1843

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
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