name Brayce comes from when the family resided in Brace, a parish in the county of Hereford.
Early Origins of the Brayce family
The surname Brayce was first found in Herefordshire
, where this distinguished Welsh/English border family held a family seat
for many centuries, probably well before the Norman Conquest
by Duke William of Normandy
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Brayce family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brayce research.Another 423 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1218, 1273, 1327, 1379, 1440, 1581, 1697, 1824, 1833, 1816, 1578, 1604, 1611, 1790 and 1833 are included under the topic Early Brayce History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brayce Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Brayce has been recorded under many different variations, including Brace, Braice, Brayce, Brass, Braz, Brase, Bras, Brasse and many more.
Early Notables of the Brayce family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brayce family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Brayce or a variant listed above: Elizabeth Brace settled in Virginia in 1623 along with Stephen, her husband; Giles Brace arrived in Barbados in 1663 after moving to Virginia; John Brace settled in Virginia in 1654.