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Branscombe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The lineage of the name Branscombe begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Devon, where they held a family seat at Branscombe in the 9th century. Shortly after the Norman Conquest the estates of Branscombe were owned by the Bishop of Exeter and according to the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
150 sheep were part of the holdings contributed to the supplies of the Abbey of Exeter.


Early Origins of the Branscombe family


The surname Branscombe was first found in Devon at Branscombe, a village that dates back to the ninth century. At that time, the village was named Branecescumbe but by the Domesday Book of 1086, it was listed there as Branchescome. The estates of Branscombe were owned by the Bishop of Exeter and the 150 sheep which was part of the holdings contributed to the supplies of the Abbey of Exeter. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
The place name literally means "valley of a man called Branoc," for the Celtic personal name + the Old English "Cumb." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
One of the earliest records of the surname was Walter Branscombe (Bronscombe, Branescombe, Bronescombe, Bronescomb c. 1220-1280), born in Exeter, an early English priest, Bishop of Exeter from 1258 to 1280; he is buried in Exeter Castle.

Early History of the Branscombe family


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Branscombe Spelling Variations


Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Branscombe has undergone many spelling variations, including Brancomb, Bronscombe, Branscom, Bronscom and others.

Early Notables of the Branscombe family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Branscombe family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Branscombe Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Arthur Branscombe U.E. who settled in Canada 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

Branscombe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Louisa Branscombe, aged 30, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARRY LORREQUER 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849HarryLorrequer.htm
  • Louisa Branscombe, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer" in 1849 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARRY LORREQUER 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849HarryLorrequer.htm

Contemporary Notables of the name Branscombe (post 1700)


  • Peter John Branscombe (1929-2008), English academic
  • Robert Branscombe (b. 1952), English professional footballer
  • Alan Branscombe (1936-1986), English jazz pianist, vibraphonist, and alto saxophonist
  • Gena Branscombe (1881-1977), Canadian pianist, composer, music educator and choir conductor

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Citations


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  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
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARRY LORREQUER 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849HarryLorrequer.htm


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