Origins Available: English
Branyn is an Anglo-Saxon
name. The name was originally given to a person dwelling within a borough and occupying an important position akin to that of reeve. The surname Branyn may also reflect the occupation
of a chamberlain or servant of the bower.
However, Branyn may also be a patronymic
surname which means the son of Bruman.
Early Origins of the Branyn family
The surname Branyn was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Branyn family
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Branyn 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 Branyn has appeared include Brooman, Bruman, Brunman, Bromman, Brounman and many more.
Early Notables of the Branyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Branyn 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 Branyn arrived in North America very early: William Brooman who sailed to Barbados in 1694.