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The ancestry of the name Brampton dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in one of the settlements named Brampton, which were found in the counties of Cumberland, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Huntingdonshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Suffolk, Westmorland (now part of Cumbria), and the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Brampton Early Origins



The surname Brampton was first found in Norfolk 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.

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Brampton Spelling Variations


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Brampton 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 Brampton have been found, including Brampton, Bramton and others.

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Brampton Early History


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Brampton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brampton research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1440, 1508, 1690 and 1751 are included under the topic Early Brampton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brampton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brampton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Sir Edward Brampton, KG (1440-1508), the Governor of Guernsey, a knight, adventurer, ship commander and the godson and protégé of...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brampton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brampton In Ireland


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Brampton In Ireland



Some of the Brampton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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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 Brampton, or a variant listed above:

Brampton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mansfield Brampton who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1772
  • Briar Brampton, who settled in Virginia in 1774

Brampton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Isaac Brampton, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1858

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brampton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brampton (post 1700)



  • Sally Brampton (1955-2016), British journalist, the founding editor of British Elle magazine

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    11. ...

    The Brampton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brampton 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.

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