The ancestors of the name Brasewell date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Brasewell family lived in Yorkshire
, where they took their name from the village of Bracewell which was originally in the West Riding of Yorkshire, but now in Lancashire
. The name was originally rendered in the Old English form Breiorwella,
which meant the dweller at the broad-well,
and would have been used to denote residence near the village well.
Early Origins of the Brasewell family
The surname Brasewell was first found in the West Riding of Yorkshire
at Bracewell and Brogden a civil parish. Bracewell dates back to the Domesday Book
where it was listed as Braisuelle, land held by Roger de Poitou. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Early History of the Brasewell family
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Brasewell Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Brasewell are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Brasewell include: Bracewell, Braycewell, Brasswell, Brasewell and others.
Early Notables of the Brasewell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brasewell family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Brasewell or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.