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.
Early Origins of the Bramham family
The surname Bramham was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bramham family
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.
Bramham 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.
Early Notables of the Bramham family (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.
Migration of the Bramham family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
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