Origins Available: English, Irish
Anglo-Saxons ruled over the region. The name is assumed to have been given to someone who was a person dwelling within a borough and occupying an important position akin to that of reeve. The surname Branent may also reflect the occupation of a chamberlain or servant of the bower. However, Branent may also be a patronymic surname which means the son of Bruman.
Early Origins of the Branent family
Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Branent family
Another 433 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1199, 1211, 1327, 1372, 1500, and 1749 are included under the topic Early Branent History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Branent Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Branent has been spelled many different ways, including Brooman, Bruman, Brunman, Bromman, Brounman and many more.
Early Notables of the Branent family (pre 1700)
PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Branent family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Branents to arrive in North America: William Brooman who sailed to Barbados in 1694.
Branent Family Crest Products