Many variations of the name Brazile have evolved since the time of its initial creation. In Gaelic it appeared as O Breasail, possibly from the word bres, which means strife.
Early Origins of the Brazile family
The surname Brazile 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
Early History of the Brazile family
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Brazile Spelling Variations
Names from the Middle Ages demonstrate many spelling variations
. This is because the recording scribe or church official often decided as to how a person's name was spelt and in what language. Research into the name Brazile revealed many variations, including Brassil, Brassell, Brassilagh, Breasal, Brazil, Brazell, Braslan and many more.
Early Notables of the Brazile family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brazile family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Brazile Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. Andrew Brazile U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 357 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York CITATION[CLOSE]
Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
Contemporary Notables of the name Brazile (post 1700)
- Donna Brazile (b. 1959), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; Member of Democratic National Committee from District of Columbia, 2004-08 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html