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The ancestry of the name Bransby dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in either Bransby, a hamlet in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, or Brandsby in the North Riding of Yorkshire.

Bransby Early Origins



The surname Bransby was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Bransby Spelling Variations


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Bransby Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bransby have been found, including Bransby, Bransbury, Bransbey and others.

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Bransby Early History


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Bransby Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bransby research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bransby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bransby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bransby Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Bransby, or a variant listed above:

Bransby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Bransby who settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Thomas Bransby, who landed in Virginia in 1623 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • WilIm Bransby, aged 34, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Bransby, who settled in Virginia in 1635

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bransby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bransby (post 1700)



  • Bruce Bransby, American double-bassist and Professor of Double Bass at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington
  • Eric Bransby (b. 1916), American artist and muralist from Auburn, New York
  • James Hews Bransby (1783-1847), English Unitarian minister
  • Lawrence Bransby (b. 1951), South African author, best known for his book Downstreet which highlighted the racial prejudice of individuals for which he was awarded the MER Prize
  • M Fraser Bransby, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Dundee (1999-)
  • David Bransby, Professor of Agronomy at Auburn University (1990-)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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The Bransby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bransby 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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