Brassill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Many variations of the name Brassill have evolved since the time of its initial creation. In Gaelic it appeared as O Breasail, possibly from the word bres, which means strife.

Early Origins of the Brassill family

The surname Brassill was first found in County Armagh (Irish: Ard Mhacha) located in the province of Ulster in present day Northern Ireland, where they held a family seat from ancient times. They were descended from Fiachrach Casan, the progenitor of the Clann Brassil, he was the son of King Colla da Crioch, one of Ireland's greatest kings, who was banished to the Hebrides in 327 A.D. after losing his fight for the High Kingship for all Ireland. Colla da Crioch returned to Ireland in 357.

Early History of the Brassill family

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Brassill Spelling Variations

Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations of the name Brassill dating from that time include Brassil, Brassell, Brassilagh, Breasal, Brazil, Brazell, Braslan and many more.

Early Notables of the Brassill family (pre 1700)

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Australia Brassill migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Brassill Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Patrick Brassill, aged 25, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Charlotte Jane" [1]
  • Margaret Brassill, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Charlotte Jane" [1]


  1. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHARLOTTE JANE 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/charlottejane1852.shtml


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