Show ContentsBrandish History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Brandish is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in Brundish, the parish near the county of Suffolk.

Early Origins of the Brandish family

The surname Brandish was first found in Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Brandish family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brandish research. Another 246 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1327, 1340, 1349, 1500, 1524, 1601 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Brandish History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brandish Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Brandish are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Brandish include: Brundish, Brundische, Brundisshe, Brundysh, Brundyshe and many more.

Early Notables of the Brandish family

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United States Brandish migration to the United States +

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Brandish or a variant listed above:

Brandish Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Brandish, who landed in New England in 1635 1

Australia Brandish migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Brandish Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Robert Brandish, English convict who was convicted in Norwich, Norfolk, England for 8 years, transported aboard the "Clyde" on 11th March 1863, arriving in Western Australia, Australia 2

  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)
  2. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 25th February 2021). Retrieved from on Facebook