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Early Origins of the Brassington family


The surname Brassington was first found in Derbyshire at Brassington, a village and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district which dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed at that time as Branzinctun. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
The place name literally means "estate associated with a man called Brandsige," from the Old English personal name + "-ing" + "tun." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Brassington, Henry de Ferrers, a Norman Baron who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. Henry was seigneur of St.Hillaire de Ferrers near Bernay in Normandy. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Early History of the Brassington family


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Brassington Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Brassington, Brassinton, Brasington, Brasinton, Bressington and many more.

Early Notables of the Brassington family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Brassington family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brassington Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Brassington, who settled in America in 1749

Brassington Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J. Brassington, who arrived in Baltimore in 1820
  • Thomas Brassington, who settled in New York in 1830

Brassington Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Letelia Brassington, who settled in Toronto in 1871

Brassington Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George J. Brassington, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Empress" in 1865
  • Jane Brassington, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1870

Contemporary Notables of the name Brassington (post 1700)


  • Andrew Mark Brassington (b. 1954), English former cricketer who played first-class cricket over 15 seasons for Gloucestershire from 1974 to 1988
  • Phillip Brassington (b. 1970), Australian Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher, member of the Australian national baseball team in 1996
  • Samuel John Brassington (1901-1950), Australian politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland for Balonne from 1927 to 1932, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland from 1944 to 1950
  • William Brassington (1837-1905), New Zealand stonemason and sculptor, responsible for many of Christchurch's Gothic revival buildings
  • Christian Brassington (b. 1983), English film and television actor
  • Pat Brassington, Australian photo media artist

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Citations


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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