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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. 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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