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Early Origins of the Branford family


The surname Branford was first found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1175 when Osbert de Brandeford held estates at Brandford in that shire.

Bransford is a village and civil parish in the Malvern Hills district of Worcestershire.


Early History of the Branford family


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Another 152 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1455, 1487, 1327, 1339 and 1349 are included under the topic Early Branford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Branford Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Brandford, Brantford, Branford, Bramford, Bramptford, Braynford and many more.

Early Notables of the Branford family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Branford family to Ireland


Some of the Branford family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Branford family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Branford Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Elijah Branford, aged 21, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Indian" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The INDIAN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Indian.htm
  • Elijah Branford, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indian" in 1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The INDIAN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Indian.htm
  • James Branford, aged 21, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Constance" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTANCE 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Constance.htm

Contemporary Notables of the name Branford (post 1700)


  • Evan Branford, American actor, known for Look Both Ways (2005), Trip to the Moon (2018) and Enigma (2015)
  • Victor Branford (1863-1930), British sociologist from Oundle, Northamptonshire, English founder of the Sociological Society, honorary member of the American Sociological Society
  • Frederick Victor Branford (1892-1941), born Frederick Victor Rubens Branford Powell, a British poet, best known for his verse about the horrors of World War I
  • Henrietta Branford (1946-1999), British fiction writer

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Citations


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The INDIAN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Indian.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTANCE 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Constance.htm

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