Brasfield History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Brasfield family

The surname Brasfield was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1185 when Leofric de Brayfield held estates in that shire. They held a family seat at Cold Brayfield.

Early History of the Brasfield family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brasfield research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Brasfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brasfield Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Brayfield, Brafield, Braysfield, Brasfield and others.

Early Notables of the Brasfield family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Brasfield Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Brasfield migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brasfield Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • George Brasfield, who settled in Virginia in 1698
Brasfield Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • George Brasfield, who landed in Virginia in 1719 [1]
  • Joshua Brasfield, who settled in Mississippi in 1783
Brasfield Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Kaura Brasfield, aged 22, who immigrated to the United States, in 1906

Contemporary Notables of the name Brasfield (post 1700) +

  • James Brasfield (b. 1952), American poet and translator
  • Neva Inez Fisher Brasfield (1889-1980), American country comedian, better known as Aunt Sap
  • Laurence Lemarr Brasfield (1898-1966), American country comedian, better known as Uncle Cyp
  • Rodney Leon "Rod" Brasfield (1910-1958), American comedian, best known for his role on the Grand Ole Opry from 1947 until his death in 1958, inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame (1987)
  • Guy Brasfield Park (1872-1946), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Missouri State Constitutional Convention 3rd District, 1922-23; Circuit Judge in Missouri 5th Circuit, 1922-32; Governor of Missouri, 1933-37 [2]

Arrow Air Flight 1285
  • Mr. Tony L Brasfield (b. 1964), American Specialist 4th Class from Panama City, Florida, USA who died in the crash [3]


  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ American War Memorials - Flight 1285. (Retrieved 2016, August 24) . Retrieved from http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/monument_details.php?SiteID=317&MemID=550


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