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Brayfield Early Origins



The surname Brayfield was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1185 when Leofric de Brayfield held estates in that shire. They held a family seat at Cold Brayfield.

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Brayfield Spelling Variations


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Brayfield Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Brayfield, Brafield, Braysfield, Brasfield and others.

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Brayfield Early History


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Brayfield Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brayfield research. Another 256 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Brayfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brayfield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brayfield Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brayfield 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brayfield Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Susanna Brayfield, who setted in Maryland in 1665

Brayfield Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Brayfield, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1772

Brayfield Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George W. Brayfield, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Henry Brayfield, aged 33, who settled in America from London, England, in 1915
  • Thomas H. G. Brayfield, aged 40, who landed in America from London, England, in 1919
  • Dorothy Brayfield, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Wallasey, England, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brayfield (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brayfield (post 1700)



  • E. E. Brayfield, American politician, Mayor of Du Quoin, Illinois, 1923-24
  • Celia Brayfield (b. 1945), English author, journalist and cultural commentator

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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    The Brayfield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brayfield 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 17 November 2015 at 10:37.

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