Brashears History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Brashears finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one who worked as a worker in brass. [1]

Early Origins of the Brashears family

The surname Brashears was first found in Somerset. However, one of the first record of the family was found in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 as Richard de Brazur in Shropshire. [2]

Early History of the Brashears family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brashears research. Another 84 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 132 and 1327 are included under the topic Early Brashears History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brashears Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Brashears has been recorded under many different variations, including Brazier, Brasier, Braser, Brazer and others.

Early Notables of the Brashears family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Brashears family to Ireland

Some of the Brashears family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Brashears migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Brashears or a variant listed above:

Brashears Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Eden Brashears, who landed in Mississippi in 1798 [3]


The Brashears Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Amor patriae
Motto Translation: Love of my country.


  1. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ 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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