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The Anglo-Saxons of Britain first developed the name Branant. It was a name given to someone who was a person dwelling within a borough and occupying an important position akin to that of reeve. The surname Branant may also reflect the occupation of a chamberlain or servant of the bower. However, Branant may also be a patronymic surname which means the son of Bruman.

Branant Early Origins



The surname Branant was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Branant Spelling Variations


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Branant 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 Branant have been found, including Brooman, Bruman, Brunman, Bromman, Brounman and many more.

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Branant Early History


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Branant Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Branant research. Another 433 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1199, 1211, 1327, 1372, 1500, and 1749 are included under the topic Early Branant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Branant Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Branant Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Branant 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



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. Among the first immigrants of the name Branant, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: William Brooman who sailed to Barbados in 1694.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Branant Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Branant 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 27 October 2010 at 13:23.

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