Brase History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Brase name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in Brace, a parish in the county of Hereford.

Early Origins of the Brase family

The surname Brase 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.

Important Dates for the Brase family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brase research. Another 212 words (15 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 Brase History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brase Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Brase were recorded, including Brace, Braice, Brayce, Brass, Braz, Brase, Bras, Brasse and many more.

Early Notables of the Brase family (pre 1700)

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Brase migration to the United States

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Brase family emigrate to North America:

Brase Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Brase, who arrived in Virginia in 1638 [1]
Brase Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Peter Brase, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1828 [1]
  • John Brase, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [1]

Historic Events for the Brase family

  • Otto Bräse (1907-1941), German Stabsoberbootsmann who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [2]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from
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