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The many generations and branches of the Brayer family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name reveals that an early member worked as a maker or seller of pestles.

Brayer Early Origins



The surname Brayer was first found in Kent, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Brayer Spelling Variations


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Brayer Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Brayer were recorded, including Brayer, Brayor, Braeir, Broyer, Brayere, Brayore and others.

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Brayer Early History


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Brayer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brayer research. Another 407 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1198, 1273, 1301, 1327 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Brayer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brayer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brayer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brayer 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Brayer family emigrate to North America:

Brayer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Brayer, who landed in Maryland in 1665

Brayer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • W Brayer, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Count Of Brayer, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1857

Brayer Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Michael Brayer who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1751

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brayer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brayer (post 1700)



  • Michel Silvestre Brayer, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Dr. Gary D Brayer, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of British Columbia

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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    The Brayer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brayer 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 11 February 2015 at 15:56.

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