The ancestors of the bearers of the Brassfeld family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England
. They were first found in Brace, a parish in the county of Hereford.
Early Origins of the Brassfeld family
The surname Brassfeld 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
by Duke William of Normandy
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Brassfeld family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brassfeld 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 Brassfeld History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brassfeld Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Brassfeld include Brace, Braice, Brayce, Brass, Braz, Brase, Bras, Brasse and many more.
Early Notables of the Brassfeld family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brassfeld family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Brassfeld or a variant listed above: Elizabeth Brace settled in Virginia in 1623 along with Stephen, her husband; Giles Brace arrived in Barbados in 1663 after moving to Virginia; John Brace settled in Virginia in 1654.