Origins Available: English
The Brassur name comes from when the Anglo-Saxon
tribes ruled over Britain. The name Brassur was originally derived from the family whose main occupation
was the "brazier," a worker in brass.
Early Origins of the Brassur family
The surname Brassur was first found in Kent
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Brassur family
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Brassur Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Brassur family name include Bracer, Brascur, Brazur, Bracur, Brassur, Brassor and others.
Early Notables of the Brassur family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brassur family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Brassur surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Charles Brassor who settled in Ontario in 1854.