Brassier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The family name Brassier is one of the oldest Anglo-Saxon names of Britain. It was originally a name for a person who worked as a worker in brass. 
Early Origins of the Brassier family
The surname Brassier 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 Brassier family
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Brassier Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Brassier include Brazier, Brasier, Braser, Brazer and others.
Early Notables of the Brassier family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brassier family to Ireland
Some of the Brassier 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.
Brassier migration to the United States +
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Brassier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Carl Brassier, who landed in New York in 1850 
Brassier migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Brassier Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Jacques Brassier, who arrived in Montreal in 1653
- Jacques Brassier, aged 18, who landed in Montreal in 1653
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The Brassier 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)