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Braun is a name whose history dates possibly as far back as 1066 when the Normans first arrived in Britain following their Conquest of the island. It was a name for a person who has brown hair or brown eyes, or dresses habitually in brown. The name springs from similar roots in Old English, Old English, Old Norse, Old French, Old German. It is also possible that a given instance of the name is derived from a short form of an Old English personal name such as Brunwine or Brungar.

Braun Early Origins



The surname Braun was first found in Cumberland, where the Braun family held a family seat and claim descent from Le Brun in Normandy, who was granted many estates there soon after the Conquest. However, many of the family remained in Normandy where Gilbert and William le Brun were listed in 1185. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
Some of the family were found at early times at Tacolneston in Norfolk where they held estates. "The Hall, a fine brick mansion, is a good specimen of the domestic style prevalent in the 17th century; it is said to have been built in 1670, by the Browne family, who then held the estate." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
And another branch was found in the parish of Thrigby, again in Norfolk. "The principal part [of Thrigby] belongs to Thomas Browne, Esq., who resides at the Hall, a neat mansion of white brick." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Braun Spelling Variations


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Braun Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Braun have been found, including Brown, Broun, Brun and others.

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Braun Early History


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Braun Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Braun research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1443, 1506, 1610, 1669, 1605, 1682, 1610, 1682, 1605, 1682, 1641, 1660, 1634, 1684, 1660, 1661, 1616, 1685, 1661, 1626, 1690, 1659, 1688, 1598, 1668, 1642, 1702, 1685, 1735, 1721 and are included under the topic Early Braun History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Braun Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Braun Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Anthony Browne (1443-1506), during the reign of King Henry VII, he was Standard Bearer of England, Governor of Queenborough Castle, and Constable of Calais; Sir Richard Browne, 1st Baronet ( ca. 1610-1669), English Major-General in the English Parliamentary Army during the English Civil...

Another 166 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Braun Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Braun In Ireland


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Braun In Ireland



Some of the Braun family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Braun were among those contributors:

Braun Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Hans Braun, who arrived in America in 1662
  • Marritje Hendricks Braun, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1662
  • Samuel Braun, who arrived in Maryland in 1679

Braun Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Braun, who landed in America in 1708
  • Johan Jurg Braun, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Johan Niklaas Braun, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Jost Braun, who arrived in New York in 1709-1710
  • Paulus Braun, who landed in New Jersey in 1709
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Braun Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Braun, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Francisco Braun, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1813
  • Elle Braun, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Sebest Braun, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • E Braun, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Braun Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Baltasar Braun, who arrived in New York, NY in 1902
  • Helena Braun, aged 7, landed in New York, NY in 1902
  • Max Braun, aged 36, landed in New York, NY in 1902
  • John Richard Braun, who arrived in Alabama in 1917

Braun Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Braun, who arrived in Quebec in 1851
  • Jacob Braun, who landed in Manitoba in 1874
  • John Braun, who arrived in Manitoba in 1875
  • Abraham Braun, who arrived in Manitoba in 1875
  • Peter Braun, who landed in Manitoba in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Braun Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Wilhelm Braun, aged 28, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Steinwarder" in 1864
  • Henrietta Braun, aged 29, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Steinwarder" in 1864
  • Anna Braun, aged 3, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Steinwarder" in 1864
  • Louis Braun, aged 3 mths., arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Steinwarder" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Braun (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Braun (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Gustav J. Jr. Braun (1895-1945), American Assistant Commanding General 34th Division (1944-1945)
  • Lilian Jackson Braun (1913-2011), American mystery writer
  • Carol Moseley Braun (b. 1947), American Democrat politician, Member of Illinois State House of Representatives, 1979-88; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1993-99; Defeated, 1998; Candidate for Mayor of Chicago, Illinois, 2011
  • Ernest Braun (1925-2015), Austrian-born, British scholar in technology policy and technology assessment, regarded as a European pioneer of social studies in science and technology
  • Brigadier-General Alfred Andr Braun (1886-1961), French Commanding Officer during World War II
  • Hermann Braun (1918-1945), American-born, German motion-picture actor, and the son of chamber singer Carl Braun
  • Carl Braun (1886-1960), famous German opera singer
  • Heinrich Friedrich Wilhelm Braun (1862-1934), German surgeon remembered for his work in the field of anaesthesiology
  • Volker Braun (b. 1939), German playwright and director
  • Otto Braun (1872-1955), German Social Democratic politician, Prime Minister of Prussia (1920-1932)
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Braun


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Suggested Readings for the name Braun



  • The Ancestors and Descendants of Abraham (Braum) Brown, the Miller: The Ancestors and Descendants of Jacob (Braun) Brown, the Wagonmaker by John Burgess Fisher.
  • Footprints in the Sands of Time by Karen M. Gomez.

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Motto


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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: Floreat majestas
Motto Translation: Let majesty flourish


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

The Braun Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Braun Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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