Brayor History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Brayor is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who worked as a maker or seller of pestles.
Early Origins of the Brayor family
The surname Brayor was first found in Kent, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Brayor family
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Brayor Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Brayor include Brayer, Brayor, Braeir, Broyer, Brayere, Brayore and others.
Early Notables of the Brayor family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brayor family
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Michael Brayer who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1751.