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Brandreth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.


Early Origins of the Brandreth family


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.

Early History of the Brandreth family


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Brandreth Spelling Variations


Brandreth has been spelled many different ways. 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. Many variations of the name Brandreth have been found, including Brandreith, Brandreth and others.

Early Notables of the Brandreth family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Brandreth family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Brandreth who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1860

Contemporary Notables of the name Brandreth (post 1700)


  • George A. Brandreth, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1876, 1892 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Benjamin Brandreth, American politician, Member of New York State Senate, 1850-51, 1858-59 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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

The Brandreth 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


  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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