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Multiple Origins for the Surname Braun


German


The German surname Braun emerged in the lands that formed the modern state of Lower Saxony, which is presently bordered by the North Sea, the Hartz mountains and the Elbe and Ems Rivers. Lower Saxony was previously a medieval Saxon dukedom. In the Middle Ages, many of the Saxon lands were a part of the Holy Roman Empire, which was characterized by the feudal system.

Braun Early Origins



The surname Braun was first found in Baden, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs.

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Braun Spelling Variations


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Braun Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Braun, Braunn, Braune, Braunne, Bronn, Bronne 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 154 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1684, 1738, 1770, and 1801 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)



Another 46 words (3 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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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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
  • 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)
  • Lily Braun (1865-1916), German feminist writer
  • Karl Ferdinand Braun (1850-1918), German physicist, who shared the 1909 Nobel prize for Physics with Marconi
  • ... (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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    3. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    8. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    9. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    10. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
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    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.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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