Bramson is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname that came from the baptismal name Abraham
. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are hardly any Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.
Early Origins of the Bramson family
The surname Bramson was first found in Essex
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 Bramson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bramson research.Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1635, 1577, 1654, 1611, 1700, 1660, 1679 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Bramson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bramson Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Bramson has been recorded under many different variations, including Bramston, Bramson and others.
Early Notables of the Bramson family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir John Bramston (or Brampston) the elder (1577-1654), an English judge and Chief Justice of the King’s Bench; and his son, Sir John Bramston, the younger... Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bramson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bramson family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bramson or a variant listed above:
Bramson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Mary Bramson, who landed in Maryland in 1658 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 Bramson (post 1700)
- Maury Bramson, School of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota
- Phyllis Bramson, Professor of Studio Arts, Department of Art & Design, University of Illinois at Chicago
- Steve Bramson, music composer for film and television who has been nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards and has won one Daytime Emmy Award