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The ancient name Branchflower is a Norman name that would have been developed in England after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. This name was a name given to a man with a pale appearance. This nickname derives from the Old French blanch, meaning white or pale, and fleur, meaning flower.

Branchflower Early Origins



The surname Branchflower was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Kingston, and conjecturally the family is descended from Hubert de St. Clar who held his lands from the Count of Mortaine at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book Survey in 1086 A.D.

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Branchflower Spelling Variations


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Branchflower Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Branchflower were recorded, including Blanceflower, Blanchflower, Blancheflower, Blanchflour, Blankflower and many more.

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Branchflower Early History


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Branchflower Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Branchflower research. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Branchflower History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Branchflower Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Branchflower Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Branchflower 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



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Branchflower arrived in North America very early: Elizabeth Blanchflower who settled in Barbados in 1678.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Branchflower (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Branchflower (post 1700)



  • Tony Branchflower, Australian bronze medalist cyclist at the 1976 Australian National Road Race Championships

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Branchflower Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Branchflower 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 30 November 2014 at 09:09.

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