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The Braselton family name first began to be used in the German state of Bavaria. After the 12th century, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules, and names that were derived from locations became particularly common. The family name Braselton is a local surname. Originally denoting the proprietorship of an estate or influence within a village, the German preposition von, which means from or of, used with local names, was taken as a mark of aristocracy. The surname Braselton was given to someone who lived in Bavaria, where the name emerged in medieval times. In the Middle Ages, the Braselton 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.

Braselton Early Origins



The surname Braselton 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.

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Braselton Spelling Variations


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Braselton Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Braselton 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.

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Braselton Early History


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Braselton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Braselton research. Another 152 words (11 lines of text) covering the year 1800 is included under the topic Early Braselton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Braselton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Braselton Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were: Isaac Bresselau, who settled in New York in 1829; James Brasel, who arrived in Missouri in 1840; Edward Brasel, who arrived in Allegheny Co., PA in 1876.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    9. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
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    The Braselton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Braselton 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.

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