Branca History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Branca family

The surname Branca was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Dijonnais and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

Important Dates for the Branca family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Branca research. Another 58 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Branca History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Branca Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Branche, Labranche, Branca, Branque, Brancard, Brancas, Branchet, Branquet, Brancher and many more.

Early Notables of the Branca family (pre 1700)

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Branca migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Branca Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Peter Branca, who landed in Mississippi in 1838 [1]
  • Joseph Branca, who arrived in Mississippi in 1840 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Branca (post 1700)

  • Ralph Theodore Joseph Branca (1926-2016), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1944 to 1956 for the Brooklyn Dodgers
  • Cândida Branca Flor (1949-2001), born Cândida Maria Coelho Soares, a famous Portuguese entertainer and traditional singer

Citations

  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)
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