Origins Available: English
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.
Early Origins of the Branant family
The surname Branant was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Branant family
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Branant 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.
Early Notables of the Branant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Branant family to the New World and Oceana
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.