Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in Brabant in Flanders, which was formerly a province of France and is now part of the Netherlands.
Early Origins of the Brebbin family
Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times before the advent of the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Brebbin family
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Brebbin Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Brebbin family name include Brabyn, Brabyne, Brabine, Brabines, Brabant, Brabent and many more.
Early Notables of the Brebbin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brebbin family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Brebbin surname or a spelling variation of the name include : W. Brabine who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1820; Alexander Braband arrived in Bermuda in 1635; and then moved to Boston under the name Brabant.
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