Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in Brabant in Flanders, which was formerly a province of France and is now part of the Netherlands.
Early Origins of the Brebyne 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 Brebyne family
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Brebyne Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Brebyne has been recorded under many different variations, including Brabyn, Brabyne, Brabine, Brabines, Brabant, Brabent and many more.
Early Notables of the Brebyne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brebyne family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Brebyne 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.
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