Brayshaw History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Brayshaw name was originally an Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a worker in brass. 
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. 
Early History of the Brayshaw family
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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. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
| Brayshaw migration to Australia ||+|
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Brayshaw Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Mr. Isaac Brayshaw, English woolcomber who was convicted in York, Yorkshire, England for 7 years for stealing, transported aboard the "Eliza" on 13th July 1822, arriving in New South Wales, Australia 
- Mr. Thomas Brayshaw, British Convict who was convicted in York, England for life, transported aboard the "Asia" on 20th July 1837, arriving in New South Wales, Australia 
| Brayshaw migration to New Zealand ||+|
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Brayshaw Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mr. Thomas Brayshaw, (b. 1851), aged 27, English mason from Yorkshire departing on 10th August 1878 aboard the ship "Hydaspes" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 9th November 1878, he died in 1912
- Miss Sarah J. Brayshaw (née Danby), (b. 1859), aged 19, English settler from Yorkshire departing on 10th August 1878 aboard the ship "Hydaspes" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 9th November 1878, she died in 1935
|Contemporary Notables of the name Brayshaw (post 1700) ||+|
- Edward Brayshaw (1863-1908), English international footballer, who played as a centre half in the late 1800s
- Ian James Brayshaw (b. 1942), former Australian sportsman who played both Australian rules football and cricket, father of Mark Brayshaw and James Brayshaw
- Russell Ambrose "Buster" Brayshaw (1918-1993), Canadian professional ice hockey left winger from Rosthern, Saskatchewan with the Chicago Black Hawks (1938-1949)
- Mark Andrew Brayshaw (b. 1966), former Australian rules footballer who played for North Melbourne Football Club in the AFL
- Hamish Brayshaw (b. 1998), Australian rules footballer who played for the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League
- Edward John Brayshaw (1933-1990), Australian actor who worked in Australia and England
- Andrew Brayshaw (b. 1999), professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Fremantle Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL)
- James Antony Brayshaw (b. 1967), Australian media personality working in television for the Seven Network and radio for Triple M and a retired cricketer
- Angus Brayshaw (b. 1996), professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL)
- Willie Brayshaw Yeadon (1907-1997), British railway historian and author, known for his "Yeadon's Register of LNER Locomotives" and other works
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.
- Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
- Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 15th February 2022). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/eliza
- Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 7th February 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1837