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The ancestors of the name Brandreth date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in Brandreth which literally means the burnt clearing.

Brandreth Early Origins



The surname Brandreth was first found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Brandreth Spelling Variations


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Brandreth Spelling Variations



Brandreth has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Brandreith, Brandreth and others.

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Brandreth Early History


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Brandreth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brandreth research. Another 243 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brandreth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brandreth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brandreth Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brandreth 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Brandreths to arrive on North American shores:

Brandreth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Brandreth, who landed in New York, NY in 1836
  • John Brandreth who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brandreth (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brandreth (post 1700)



  • George A. Brandreth, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1876, 1892
  • Benjamin Brandreth, American politician, Member of New York State Senate, 1850-51, 1858-59
  • Admiral Thomas Brandreth (1825-1894), Royal Navy admiral and Lord of the Admiralty
  • Benjamin Brandreth (1807-1880), proprietor of Brandreth's Pills a patent medicine
  • Gyles Daubeney Brandreth (b. 1948), British author and politician, Member of the UK Parliament (1992-1997)
  • Thomas Shaw Brandreth (1788-1873), inventor and classical scholar

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nunquam non paratus
Motto Translation: Never unprepared.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Brandreth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brandreth 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 23 October 2016 at 15:11.

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