The origins of the Bramhan name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the 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 Bramhan family
The surname Bramhan was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bramhan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bramhan 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 Bramhan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bramhan Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bramhan were recorded, including Braham, Braim, Bramham, Brame, Braem and others.
Early Notables of the Bramhan 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 Bramhan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bramhan family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Bramhan family emigrate to North America: Francis Bramham who arrived in Virginia 1756.