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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



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 [1]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)

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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  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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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.

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