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The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Bramston 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.

Bramston Early Origins



The surname Bramston 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.

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Bramston Spelling Variations


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Bramston Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bramston family name include Bramston, Bramson and others.

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Bramston Early History


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Bramston Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bramston 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 Bramston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bramston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bramston Early Notables (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 Bramston Notables 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bramston surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Bramston Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Bramston, who landed in Virginia in 1638

Bramston Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Bramston who settled in New England in 1746

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bramston (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bramston (post 1700)



  • James Yorke Bramston (1763-1836), English prelate of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Sir John Bramston the younger (1611-1700), son of Sir John Bramston, the elder; Barrister and Member of Parliament for Essex
  • Sir John Bramston the elder (1577-1654), English judge and Chief Justice of the King’s Bench
  • James Bramston (1694-1744), English satirist, Vicar of Harting
  • James Bramston (d. 1744), English poet and satirist, Vicar of Hastings

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 21 August 2013 at 15:50.

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