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The ancestry of the name Brass dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Brace, a parish in the county of Hereford.

Brass Early Origins



The surname Brass was first found in Herefordshire, where this distinguished Welsh/English border family held a family seat for many centuries, probably well before the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D.

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Brass Spelling Variations


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Brass Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Brass have been found, including Brace, Braice, Brayce, Brass, Braz, Brase, Bras, Brasse and many more.

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Brass Early History


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Brass Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brass research. Another 423 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1218, 1273, 1327, 1379, 1440, 1581, 1697, 1824, 1833, 1816, 1578, 1604, 1611, 1790 and 1833 are included under the topic Early Brass History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brass Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brass Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brass Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Brass, or a variant listed above:

Brass Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Brass, who arrived in Maryland in 1648
  • Demingo Brass, who landed in Virginia in 1663
  • Alice Brass, who arrived in Maryland in 1663

Brass Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alice Brass who arrived in Virginia in 1635 and Daniel Brass in Pennsylvania in 1725
  • Thomas Brass, aged 25, landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1774

Brass Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Brass arrived in Twillingate in 1810
  • Gerh Heinr Lambert Brass, who landed in America in 1834
  • Diego Brass, who landed in Spanish Main in 1838
  • David Brass, who arrived in New York in 1843
  • William Brass, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1877
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brass Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Brass settled in Quidi Vidi, Newfoundland in 1753 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Brass Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • George Brass landed in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1806 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Brass Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Brass, aged 37, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Bucephalus"

Brass Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Brass, aged 21, a farm labourer, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • Peter Brass, aged 19, a farm labourer, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brass (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brass (post 1700)



  • Christopher Paul "Chris" Brass (b. 1975), English footballer and manager
  • Giovanni "Tinto" Brass (b. 1933), Italian film-maker, director, writer
  • Italico Brass (1870-1943), Italian painter
  • Leonard John Brass (1900-1971), Australian botanical collector and explorer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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The Brass Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brass Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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