The ancestors of the bearers of the Brebine family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England
. They were first found in Brabant in Flanders
, which was formerly a province of France and is now part of the Netherlands.
Early Origins of the Brebine family
The surname Brebine was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times before the advent of the Norman Conquest
by Duke William of Normandy
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Brebine family
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Brebine Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Brebine include Brabyn, Brabyne, Brabine, Brabines, Brabant, Brabent and many more.
Early Notables of the Brebine family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brebine family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Brebine or a variant listed above: 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.