Early Origins of the Branfort family
The surname Branfort 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 Branfort family
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Branfort Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Brandford, Brantford, Branford, Bramford, Bramptford, Braynford and many more.
Early Notables of the Branfort family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Branfort family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.