Brazzell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Many variations of the name Brazzell 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 Brazzell family
The surname Brazzell 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.
Early History of the Brazzell family
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Brazzell Spelling Variations
Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Brazzell 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.
Early Notables of the Brazzell family (pre 1700)
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Brazzell migration to the United States +
During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Brazzell family in North America:
Brazzell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Ann Brazzell, who arrived in New York in 1898 aboard the ship "Teutonic" from Liverpool, England 
Contemporary Notables of the name Brazzell (post 1700) +
- Karen Brazzell, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 2004 
- Eugene T. Brazzell, American Democrat politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives Thirteenth Suffolk District, 1905 
Related Stories +
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXHP-B3T : 6 December 2014), Ann Brazzell, 23 Dec 1898; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Teutonic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html