The name Brandeard is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of England
. It comes from the common Old English personal name
or the Old Norse name, Brandr.
The word brand
comes from the Germanic word brand,
which means sword.
This surname was found in Lincolnshire
, where the family can trace its origin to shortly after the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Brandeard family
The surname Brandeard was first found in Lincolnshire
where they held a family seat
from early times after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Brandeard family
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Brandeard Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Brandeard has undergone many spelling variations
, including Brand, Brande, Brands, Brander, Brant, Branter and others.
Early Notables of the Brandeard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brandeard family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Brandeard were among those contributors: Benjamin Brand who settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630; John Brand settled in Virginia in 1670; John Brande settled in Maryland in 1775; they also settled in Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Texas and Massachusetts in the 18th and 19th centuries..