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Brandy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , Welsh


The Brandy surname is derived from the female Welsh forename Branwen or Brangwain. These names are derived from the Welsh words "bran," which means "raven," and "wen" or "gwen," which mean "fair." This is a metronymic surname, that is, one created from the name of a female ancestor.


Early Origins of the Brandy family


The surname Brandy was first found in Radnorshire (Welsh: Sir Faesyfed), a former historic county of mid- Wales, anciently part of the kingdom of Powys, where they held a family seat from ancient times. Branwen ferch Llyr is a legendary tale from medieval Welsh literature.

Early History of the Brandy family


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Another 242 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1283, 1300, 1500 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Brandy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brandy Spelling Variations


The Welsh have an extremely large amount of spelling variations of their native surnames to their credit. It was up to the priest or the scribe taking the official records to determine how the spoken name was to be made literal. As time progressed, the old Brythonic names of Wales were recorded in English, which was especially problematic since the English language had extreme difficulty recording the highly inflected sounds of Cymraeg. Spelling variations were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Brandy have included Brandwin, Brandewin, Brandwine, Bryngwyn, Branwen, Brangwain, Brangwyne, Brangwayn and many more.

Early Notables of the Brandy family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Brandy family to the New World and Oceana


During the latter half of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, the people of Wales journeyed to North America to find a new life. They made major contributions to the arts, industry and commerce of both Canada and the United States, and added a rich cultural heritage to their newly adopted societies. A look at the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Brandy:

Brandy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Brandy, who landed in Maryland in 1747 [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)

Brandy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Brandy, who landed in America in 1811 [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)

Contemporary Notables of the name Brandy (post 1700)


  • Brandy Lee Ledford (b. 1969), American actress and model
  • Brandy Rayana Norwood (b. 1979), American R&B and pop singer-songwriter, record producer, fashion model, actress
  • Brandy Mosteller, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 2000 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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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 2016, January 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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