Show ContentsBranine History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Branine is a name that was formed by the Anglo-Saxon society of old Britain. The name was thought to have been used for someone who once worked as a person dwelling within a borough and occupying an important position akin to that of reeve. The surname Branine may also reflect the occupation of a chamberlain or servant of the bower. However, Branine may also be a patronymic surname which means the son of Bruman.

Early Origins of the Branine family

The surname Branine was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Branine family

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Branine Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Branine include Brooman, Bruman, Brunman, Bromman, Brounman and many more.

Early Notables of the Branine family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Branine family

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Branine were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: William Brooman who sailed to Barbados in 1694.

Contemporary Notables of the name Branine (post 1700) +

  • Ezra Branine, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1916 [1]

  1. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from on Facebook