Origins Available: English
The name Branent has been recorded in British history since the time when the 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
The surname Branent was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Branent family
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Branent Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few 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)
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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.