Origins Available: English
The saga of the name Branend follows a line reaching back through history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It was a name for someone who worked as a person dwelling within a borough and occupying an important position akin to that of reeve. The surname Branend may also reflect the occupation
of a chamberlain or servant of the bower.
However, Branend may also be a patronymic
surname which means the son of Bruman.
Early Origins of the Branend family
The surname Branend was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Branend family
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Branend Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Branend were recorded, including Brooman, Bruman, Brunman, Bromman, Brounman and many more.
Early Notables of the Branend family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Branend family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Branend family emigrate to North America: William Brooman who sailed to Barbados in 1694.