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Many variations of the name Brazelton have evolved since the time of its initial creation. In Gaelic it appeared as O Breasail, possibly from the word bres, which means strife.

Brazelton Early Origins



The surname Brazelton was first found in County Armagh (Irish: Ard Mhacha) located in the province of Ulster in present day Northern Ireland, where they held a family seat from ancient times. They were descended from Fiachrach Casan, the progenitor of the Clann Brassil, he was the son of King Colla da Crioch, one of Ireland's greatest kings, who was banished to the Hebrides in 327 A.D. after losing his fight for the High Kingship for all Ireland. Colla da Crioch returned to Ireland in 357.

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Brazelton Spelling Variations


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Brazelton Spelling Variations



Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Brazelton were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. Brassil, Brassell, Brassilagh, Breasal, Brazil, Brazell, Braslan and many more.

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Brazelton Early History


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Brazelton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brazelton research. Another 288 words (21 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brazelton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brazelton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brazelton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brazelton 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



The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish families leaving Ireland for the distant shores of North America and Australia. These families often left their homeland hungry, penniless, and destitute do to the policies of England. Those Irish immigrants that survived the long sea passage initially settled on the eastern seaboard of the continent. Some, however, moved north to a then infant Canada as United Empire Loyalists after ironically serving with the English in the American War of Independence. Others that remained in America later joined the westward migration in search of land. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, though, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America, and those who arrived were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. In fact, the foundations of today's powerful nations of the United Sates and Canada were to a larger degree built by the Irish. Archival documents indicate that members of the Brazelton family relocated to North American shores quite early: Daniel Brassell who arrived in New York State in 1756; Patrick Brazell arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1838; Thomas Breslin settled in Virginia in 1765.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brazelton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brazelton (post 1700)



  • William Whitney Brazelton (d. 1878), American outlaw and stage coach robber of the Wild West who was alleged to have committed nine stage robberies in Arizona and New Mexico; he was killed by a five-man posse and photographed twice, first wearing his mask and then unmasked before he was buried
  • Tyrone Brazelton (b. 1986), American professional basketball player
  • Kitty Brazelton (b. 1951), American vocalist, composer, flutist, lead singer, and bandleader
  • Thomas Berry Brazelton (b. 1918), American pediatrician and author who developed the Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS)
  • Dewon Cortez Brazelton (b. 1980), American former Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 2002 to 2006
  • W. P. Brazelton, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1856
  • Osborne T. Brazelton, American Republican politician, Mayor of Princeton, Indiana, 1930-35
  • L. W. Brazelton, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1964
  • Edgar Brazelton, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 4th District, 1952

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    3. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    5. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
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    The Brazelton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brazelton 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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