Brayshaw History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Brayshaw name was originally an Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a worker in brass. [1]

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. [2]

Important Dates for the Brayshaw family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brayshaw research. Another 84 words (6 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)

More information is included under the topic Early Brayshaw Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Brayshaw family to Ireland

Some of the Brayshaw family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information 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 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 in 1770..

Contemporary Notables of the name Brayshaw (post 1700)

  • Willie Brayshaw Yeadon (1907-1997), British railway historian and author, known for his "Yeadon's Register of LNER Locomotives" and other works

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Citations

  1. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
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