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Bremner Early Origins



The surname Bremner was first found in Ayrshire where one of the first records of the name was Walter Brabounare held a tenement in Irvine in 1418-1426. This Flemish industrialist family from Brabant was invited by the monarchs of Scotland to strengthen business interests in lowland Scotland. Their name was derived from Brabener, 'the Brabander,' i.e. a native of Brabant. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
"Artisans and traders from Brabant settled early at Aberdeen and on the east coast of Scotland. Bremner is still at times pronounced "Brembner" in Caithness." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Bremner Spelling Variations


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Bremner Spelling Variations



Flemish surnames are characterized by a large number of spelling variations. One reason for this is that medieval English lacked definite spelling rules. The spellings of surnames were also influenced by the official court languages, which were French and Latin. Names were rarely spelled consistently in medieval times. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to specific spelling rules, and people often had their names registered in several different forms throughout their lives. One of the greatest reasons for change is the linguistic uniqueness of the Flemish settlers in England, who spoke a language closely related to Dutch. The pronunciation and spelling of Flemish names were often altered to suit the tastes of English-speaking people. In many cases, the first, final, or middle syllables of surnames were eliminated. The name has been spelled Bremner, Brimner, Brymner, Brimmer, Brenner and many more.

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Bremner Early History


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Bremner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bremner research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1486, 1489, 1500, 1507, 1539, 1601 and 1630 are included under the topic Early Bremner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bremner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bremner Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bremner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Bremner or a variant listed above:

Bremner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Bremner settled in Savannah Georgia in 1775
  • William Bremner, aged 21, arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1775

Bremner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Bremner settled in Philadelphia in 1813
  • John Bremner, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1841

Bremner Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Geo Bremner, who landed in Canada in 1821
  • George Bremner, who arrived in Quebec in 1821
  • Alexander Bremner who settled in Catalina, Newfoundland, in 1822 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Bremner Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Gordon Bremner arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bremner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bremner (post 1700)



  • Robert Gunn Bremner (1874-1914), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1912; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 7th District, 1913-14
  • Roderick "Rory" Keith Ogilvy Bremner FKC (b. 1961), Scottish impressionist and comedian, noted for his work in political satire
  • T. Hutton Bremner (1912-1969), Scottish footballer who played from 1929 to 1947, including once for the the Scottish League XI National Team in 1934
  • Gordon Hutton Bremner (b. 1917), Scottish professional footballer who played from 1937 to 1951 including two Scotland National Teams 1941 and 1942
  • James Bremner (1784-1856), Scottish naval architect, harbour builder and ship raiser who raised or rescued over 236 ships, awarded the Telford Medal in 1833
  • Ewen Bremner (b. 1971), Scottish actor, known for his roles in Trainspotting (1996), Snatch. (2000) and Black Hawk Down (2001)
  • Desmond George "Des" Bremner (b. 1952), Scottish former professional footballer who played from 1972 to 1994, member of three Scotland National Teams (1974-1976)
  • Kyla Bremner (b. 1977), Canadian-born, Australian physician and freestyle wrestler at the 2008 Olympics
  • William "Billy" Bremner (1872-1957), Australian rules footballer who played with Melbourne (1903-1904)
  • Janice Bremner (b. 1974), Canadian Olympic silver medalist synchronized swimmer at the 1996 Summer Olympics
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Bremner Historic Events


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Bremner Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Rachel  Bremner (1896-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 but later died due to injuries

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  2. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  3. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
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