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The name Bramham has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in any one of a number of similarly named settlements. Bramham and Braham were found in the West Riding of Yorkshire and Brantham was found in Suffolk. Braham Hall was in Essex, as was Bream's Farm.

Bramham Early Origins



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

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Bramham Spelling Variations


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Bramham 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 Bramham have been found, including Braham, Braim, Bramham, Brame, Braem and others.

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Bramham Early History


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Bramham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bramham research. Another 463 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1379, 1500, 1600, 1751, 1602, 1681, 1660, 1718, 1707 and 1718 are included under the topic Early Bramham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bramham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bramham Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Johannes de Brame, a prominent 14th century landholder in Yorkshire; Sir Arnold Braemes (1602-1681), an English merchant and politician who sat...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bramham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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 Bramham, or a variant listed above:

Bramham Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francis Bramham who arrived in Virginia 1756
  • Francis Bramham, who landed in Virginia in 1756

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bramham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bramham (post 1700)



  • William Gibbons Bramham (1874-1947), American baseball executive, lawyer and politician; president of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues (1933-1946)
  • Christopher Bramham (b. 1952), English painter
  • Sam Julian Bramham OAM (b. 1988), Australian two-time gold and silver medalist Paralympic swimmer

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Bramham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bramham 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 15 November 2016 at 10:28.

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