Brasel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient roots of the Brasel family are found in the German state of Bavaria. Brasel was a local name, for someone who lived in Bavaria, where the name emerged in medieval times. In the Middle Ages, the Brasel family possessed vast estates and became accustomed to the splendors of feudal courts. As members of the landed aristocracy, they played an instrumental role in the social, economic and political development of Bavaria.

Early Origins of the Brasel family

The surname Brasel was first found in Bavaria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Bresselau became an integral part of that turbulent region as it forged alliances with other families within the region and the nation.

Important Dates for the Brasel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brasel research. Another 82 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1800 is included under the topic Early Brasel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brasel Spelling Variations

Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Brasel include Bresselau, Breselau, Brezelau, Bressellau, Bresellau, Brezellau, Bresselow, Breselow, Brezelow, Bresselaw, Breselaw, Brezelaw, Bressellaw, Bresellaw, Braesselau, Braeselau, Braezelau, Braessellau, Braesellau, Braezellau, Braesselow, Braeselow, Braezelow, Braesselaw, Braeselaw, Braezelaw, Braessellaw, Braesellaw, Brasselau, Braselau, Brazelau, Brassellau, Brasellau, Brazellau, Brasselow, Braselow, Brazelow, Brasselaw, Brasellaw, Brazellaw, Brasselaw, Brazelaw and many more.

Early Notables of the Brasel family (pre 1700)

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Brasel migration to the United States

German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Brasel surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Brasel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Brasel, who arrived in Missouri in 1840
  • James Brasel, aged 26, who arrived in Missouri in 1840 [1]
  • Edward Brasel, who arrived in Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania in 1876
  • Edward Brasel, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 [1]
  • Friedrich Brasel, who landed in Iroquois County, Illinois in 1886 [1]
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Citations

  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)
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