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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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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