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Branner Early Origins



The surname Branner was first found in Ayrshire where one of the first records of the name was Walter Brabounare held a tenement in Irvine in 1418-1426. This Flemish industrialist family from Brabant was invited by the monarchs of Scotland to strengthen business interests in lowland Scotland. Their name was derived from Brabener, 'the Brabander,' i.e. a native of Brabant. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
"Artisans and traders from Brabant settled early at Aberdeen and on the east coast of Scotland. Bremner is still at times pronounced "Brembner" in Caithness." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Branner Spelling Variations


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Branner Spelling Variations



Flemish surnames are characterized by a large number of spelling variations. One reason for this is that medieval English lacked definite spelling rules. The spellings of surnames were also influenced by the official court languages, which were French and Latin. Names were rarely spelled consistently in medieval times. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to specific spelling rules, and people often had their names registered in several different forms throughout their lives. One of the greatest reasons for change is the linguistic uniqueness of the Flemish settlers in England, who spoke a language closely related to Dutch. The pronunciation and spelling of Flemish names were often altered to suit the tastes of English-speaking people. In many cases, the first, final, or middle syllables of surnames were eliminated. The name has been spelled Bremner, Brimner, Brymner, Brimmer, Brenner and many more.

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Branner Early History


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Branner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Branner research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1486, 1489, 1500, 1507, 1539, 1601 and 1630 are included under the topic Early Branner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Branner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Branner Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Branner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Branner were

Branner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Dietrich Branner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Jacob Branner, who arrived in Maryland in 1740
  • Joseph Branner, who landed in Maryland in 1740
  • Paul Branner, who arrived in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1743

Branner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Branner, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878

Branner Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Ezekiel Branner U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Branner Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Gustav Branner, aged 20, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Terpsichore" in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Branner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Branner (post 1700)



  • Robert Branner (1927-1973), U.S. art historian
  • Martin Branner (1888-1970), U.S. cartoonist and vaudevillian
  • John Casper Branner (1903-1966), U.S. geologist and President of Stanford University
  • Djola Branner, American actor
  • Benjamin Manassah Branner (1805-1879), U.S. cavalry officer in Confederate army
  • Luther Branner, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1856
  • H. Bryan Branner (1851-1938), American politician, Mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee, 1880
  • Hans Christian Branner (1850-1922), Danish author
  • Hans Christian Branner (1903-1966), Danish novelist and short story writer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  8. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  9. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  10. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
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The Branner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Branner Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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