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The name Brawner is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and comes from Hildebrand,, an Old Norman name which means fiery sword.

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The surname Brawner was first found in Surrey where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Brawner has been spelled many different ways, including Brawne, Brawn, Brawnes and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brawner research. Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1604 is included under the topic Early Brawner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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More information is included under the topic Early Brawner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the Brawner 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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Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Brawners to arrive in North America:

Brawner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Brawner, who landed in Arkansas in 1860
  • Thomas Brawner, who arrived in Arkansas in 1860
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  • Clint Brawner (1916-1987), American Indycar Chief Mechanic
  • Don Jay "Djay" Brawner (b. 1981), American director of music videos, film, and television
  • Romeo Aliac Brawner (b. 1935), Filipino public official who served as a Commissioner of the Philippine Commission on Elections (COMELEC) from 2005 to 2008
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    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Brawner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brawner 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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