The Brayshaw name was originally an Anglo-Saxon
name that was given to a worker in brass. CITATION[CLOSE]
Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
Early Origins of the Brayshaw family
The surname Brayshaw was first found in Somerset
. However, one of the first record of the family was found in the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273 as Richard de Brazur in Shropshire
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Brayshaw family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brayshaw research.Another 317 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 132 and 1327 are included under the topic Early Brayshaw History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brayshaw Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Brayshaw has undergone many spelling variations
, including Brazier, Brasier, Braser, Brazer and others.
Early Notables of the Brayshaw family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brayshaw family to Ireland
Some of the Brayshaw family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 99 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brayshaw family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Brayshaw were among those contributors: Captain Richard Brazier, one of the earliest settlers in the United States, who joined the Illinois Regiment and then the Crockett Regiment in the War of Independence
The Brayshaw Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Amor patriae
Motto Translation: Love of my country.