Brashier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Brashier family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as a worker in brass. 
Early Origins of the Brashier family
The surname Brashier 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. 
Early History of the Brashier family
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Brashier Spelling Variations
Brashier has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Brashier have been found, including Brazier, Brasier, Braser, Brazer and others.
Early Notables of the Brashier family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brashier family to Ireland
Some of the Brashier 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.
Brashier migration to the United States +
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Brashiers to arrive on North American shores:
Brashier Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Ann Brashier, who landed in Maryland in 1658 
- Martha Brashier, who arrived in Maryland in 1658 
- Mary, Brashier Sr., who landed in Maryland in 1658 
- Robert, Jr, Brashier, who arrived in Maryland in 1658 
- Susanna Brashier, who landed in Maryland in 1658 
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The Brashier 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.
- ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ 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)