Origins Available: English
The enchanting region of Bourgoigne was the historical homeland of the prominent surname Brasier. Brasier is a topographic surname, which is a type of hereditary surname. These were given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local
names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The name Brasier was first found in Burgundy, where this family was established in a village in Côte-d'Or, in the district of Beaune.
Early Origins of the Brasier family
The surname Brasier was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this family was anciently established in a village in Côte-d'Or, in the district of Beaune.
Early History of the Brasier family
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Brasier Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Brazeau, Braseau, Brazeaux, Braseaux, Brazot, Brasot, Brazaud, Brasaud, Brazaut, Brasaut, Brazaux, Brasaux, Brazauld, Brasauld, Brazault, Brasault, Brazaulx, Brasaulx, Brazet, Braset, Brazey, Brasey, Brazier, Brasier, Brazy and many more.
Early Notables of the Brasier family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brasier family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Brasier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Brasier, who landed in Virginia in 1724 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Brasier (post 1700)
- Theresa Mary Brasier (b. 1956), birth name of Theresa Mary May, British politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and the Leader of the Conservative Party
- Ryan David Brasier (b. 1987), American Major League Baseball pitcher
- Henry Brasier (1864-1942), American engineer
- Martin David Brasier FLS (1947-2014), English palaeobiologist and astrobiologist, awarded the Lyell Medal in 2014
- Brook Brasier (1879-1940), Irish politician