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Brave History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Italian , Spanish


The distinguished Spanish surname Brave is, in fact, of nickname origin. In this instance the adjective "Bravo" was applied as a nickname to a man who had proven himself in battle to be spirited and fearless.


Early Origins of the Brave family


The surname Brave was first found in the northern regions of the kingdom of Castile, an important Christian region of medieval Spain. Early records of the name in Spain include Captain D. Alonso Bravo, who was born in 1599 in San Martin de Hoyos in the Santander region of Northern Spain.

Early History of the Brave family


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Brave Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Brave, Brava, Brávo and others.

Early Notables of the Brave family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Brave family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alonso Bravo who settled in Guatemala in 1538; Hernando Bravo who sailed to Peru in 1553-1554; and Francisco Bravo who arrived in New Granada in 1592. Later settlers Juan Bravo who emigrated to Philadelphia in 1812.

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