Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in or near the settlement of Braybrooke in Northamptonshire.
Early Origins of the Braybrooke family
Northampton in Braybrook(e), a parish, in the union of Market-Harborough, hundred of Rothwell. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. The place name derived its name from Saxon times and the term "Brada-broc" meaning "the broad brook", CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4) By the time of the Domesday Book of 1086, the place name had evolved to Bradebroc, Braibroc in the Pipe Rolls of 1163, and as Brabroc in the Feet of Fines of 1197.
Robert de Braibroc was a Baron by tenure temp. King John. Also known as Robert of Braybrooke or Robert le May (1168-1210), he was a medieval landowner, justice and sheriff. He was born at Braybrooke, Northamptonshire, son of justiciar Ingebald de Braybrooke. His son Henry of Braybrooke (died 1234) was an English High Sheriff and justice. The family held Braybrook Castle, originally a manor home, but by the late 13th century, the estate has passed into the hands of the Latymer family.
Later, Sir Gerard Braybrooke I (c.1332-1403), of Colmworth, Bedfordshire and Horsenden, Buckinghamshire, was an English politician, Member of Parliament for Bedfordshire (1377-1390.) He had two sons: Sir Gerard Braybrooke (before 1354-1429), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Bedfordshire (1388-1399) and for Essex (1402-1417); and Sir Reynold Braybrooke (c.1356-1405), another English politician, Member of Parliament for Kent in 1404. He died from a battle wound on 20 September 1405.
Early History of the Braybrooke family
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Braybrooke Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Braybrooke family name include Braybrook, Braybrooke, Brailbroc and others.
Early Notables of the Braybrooke family (pre 1700)
England in 1382, out of the...
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Migration of the Braybrooke family to Ireland
Some of the Braybrooke family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Braybrooke 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 Braybrooke surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Braybrooke Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Braybrooke Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Braybrooke (post 1700)
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