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The name Bras is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Brace, a parish in the county of Hereford.

Bras Early Origins



The surname Bras was first found in Herefordshire, where this distinguished Welsh/English border family held a family seat for many centuries, probably well before the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D.

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Bras Spelling Variations


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Bras Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bras has been spelled many different ways, including Brace, Braice, Brayce, Brass, Braz, Brase, Bras, Brasse and many more.

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Bras Early History


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Bras Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bras research. Another 423 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1218, 1273, 1327, 1379, 1440, 1581, 1697, 1824, 1833, 1816, 1578, 1604, 1611, 1790 and 1833 are included under the topic Early Bras History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bras Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bras Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bras Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bras Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Nicolas Bras, who arrived in Canada in 1645

Bras Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Bras, aged 24, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Victoria Regia"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bras (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bras (post 1700)



  • Edgar A. Bras (1841-1923), American soldier who fought in the American Civil War who was awarded the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the Battle of Spanish Fort in Alabama on 8 April 1865
  • Gabriel Le Bras (1891-1970), French legal scholar and sociologist
  • Hervé Le Bras (b. 1943), French historian and mathematician, Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge since 2002, Knight of the Legion of Honour
  • Rafael Luis Bras (b. 1950), Puerto Rican civil engineer, known for his contributions in soil-vegetation-atmosphere system modeling, awarded the Robert E. Horton Medal and the National Academy of Engineering medal
  • Jean-Claude Bras (b. 1945), French former professional footballer who played from 1964 to 1979, member of the France National Team (1969-1970)
  • David Le Bras (b. 1983), French football player
  • Juan Mari Brás (1927-2010), Puerto Rican advocate for Puerto Rican independence from the United States
  • Martine Bras (b. 1978), Dutch former road cyclist who competed at the 2012 UCI Road World Championships
  • Michel Bras (b. 1946), French chef, owner and head chef restaurant Bras

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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    The Bras Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bras 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.

    This page was last modified on 5 May 2016 at 08:50.

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