The name Brebasson reached England
in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Brebasson family lived in the county of Kent
. The family name originates in the taken duchy of Brabant in Normandy
, it is from the local
that the village and parish of Braborne is named. Typically then the name was used by locals of the Brabant area. Their castle was called Brabacon. In Normandy
the surname had come to be associated with mercenary-style soldiering, and the family was renowned as valiant fighters, particularly in William the Conqueror's army at the Battle of Hastings. Another source claims that they assumed their surname from the Castle of Brabazon, in Normandy
and it was Jaques Le Brabason, nicknamed the Great Warrior who came to the aid of William the Conqueror in his conquest of England
and consequently appears on the role of Battle Abbey. CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
Early Origins of the Brebasson family
The surname Brebasson was first found in Surrey
where they settled at Bletchworth in Surrey
and Braborne in Kent
. They were from the village and Castle of Brabancon in Flanders
, their profession, professional soldiers.
Early History of the Brebasson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brebasson research.Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1580, 1651, 1977, 1625, 1645, 1715, 1682, 1737, 1684, 1685, 1763, 1686, 1763, 1688, 1751, 1691, 1772 and 1552 are included under the topic Early Brebasson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brebasson Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Brebasson family name include Brabasson, Brabazon, Brabauzon, Barbazaun and others.
Early Notables of the Brebasson family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Edward Brabazon, 1st Baron
Ardee (d. 1625), who represented County Wicklow
in the Irish House of Commons and served as High Sheriff
of Staffordshire; Chambre Brabazon, 5th Earl of Meath PC
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Migration of the Brebasson family to Ireland
Some of the Brebasson family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Brebasson family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Brebasson family to immigrate North America: Barnabas Brabazon settled in Barbados and Jamaica in the year 1700.
The Brebasson Motto
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: Vota vita mea
Motto Translation: Prayers are my life.