The ancestors of the Bramton surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived in one of the settlements named Brampton,
which were found in the counties of Cumberland
, Huntingdonshire, Lincolnshire
, Northamptonshire, Suffolk
(now part of Cumbria), and the West Riding of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Bramton family
The surname Bramton 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.
Early History of the Bramton family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bramton research.Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1440, 1508, 1690 and 1751 are included under the topic Early Bramton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bramton Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Bramton include Brampton, Bramton and others.
Early Notables of the Bramton family (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 Bramton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bramton family to Ireland
Some of the Bramton 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
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Migration of the Bramton family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Mansfield Brampton who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1772; Briar Brampton settled in Virginia in 1774; Isaac Brampton arrived in Philadelphia in 1858.