The ancestry of the name Bramlet dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Yorkshire
where Bramley was a local
name 'of Brambley,'
a chapelry and village near Leeds.
Early Origins of the Bramlet family
The surname Bramlet was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Bramlet family
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Bramlet 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 Bramlet have been found, including Bramley, Bramlie, Bramble, Brambley and others.
Early Notables of the Bramlet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bramlet 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 Bramlet, or a variant listed above: Francis Bramley who settled in Virginia in 1635; Hugh Bramley settled in Virginia in 1640; Thomas Bramley settled in Virginia in 1650; Elizabeth Bramley arrived in New York in 1823..
Contemporary Notables of the name Bramlet (post 1700)
- Corey Bramlet (b. 1983), American football quarterback
- Casey Bramlet (b. 1981), American former professional CFL gridiron football quarterback for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers