The ancient roots of the Branstoombe family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Branstoombe comes from when the family lived in Brandeston, a parish in Suffolk
on the River Deben or in one of the villages named below.
Early Origins of the Branstoombe family
The surname Branstoombe was first found in various shires including Leicestershire
where we find today villages and civil parishes named Branston. These place names were derived from the Old English personal name
Brant + "tun," as in "a farmstead or a village of a man called Brant." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
All three locals were listed in the Domesday Book
of 1086 as Brantestone (Leicestershire) Branztune (Lincolnshire) and Bronstinson (Staffordshire.)
Early History of the Branstoombe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Branstoombe research.Another 679 words (48 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1200, 1210, 1221, 1273, 1273, 1500, 1568, 1731, 1778, 1800, 1287, 1288, 1288, 1778 and 1827 are included under the topic Early Branstoombe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Branstoombe Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Branstoombe has appeared include Branston, Brandeston, Branteston, Braunteston, Brancston, Braunston, Bramston and many more.
Early Notables of the Branstoombe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Branstoombe family to Ireland
Some of the Branstoombe family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
is included in all our PDF Extended History products
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Migration of the Branstoombe family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Branstoombe arrived in North America very early: John Bramston who arrived in America in 1746; John Branston in America in 1773 and J. Branston in Philadelphia in 1856.