The name Brantom is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in one of the settlements named Brampton,
which were found in the counties of Cumberland
, Huntingdonshire, Lincolnshire
, Northamptonshire, Suffolk
(now part of Cumbria), and the West Riding of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Brantom family
The surname Brantom 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.
Early History of the Brantom family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brantom research.Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1440, 1508, 1690 and 1751 are included under the topic Early Brantom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brantom Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Brantom are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Brantom include: Brampton, Bramton and others.
Early Notables of the Brantom family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Sir Edward Brampton, KG
(1440-1508), the Governor of Guernsey, a knight, adventurer, ship commander and the godson and protégé of... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brantom Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brantom family to Ireland
Some of the Brantom 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 Brantom family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Brantom or a variant listed above: Mansfield Brampton who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1772; Briar Brampton settled in Virginia in 1774; Isaac Brampton arrived in Philadelphia in 1858.