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Bren Early Origins



The surname Bren was first found in Saxony, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic, and political affairs.

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Bren Spelling Variations


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Bren Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Brenn, Bren, Brene, Brenne, Brehn, Brehnn and many more.

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Bren Early History


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Bren Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bren research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1804 is included under the topic Early Bren History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bren Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bren Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bren 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bren Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Martin Bren, who landed in Tippecanoe County, Ind in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bren (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bren (post 1700)



  • Donald L. Bren, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1972

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Bren Family Crest Products


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Bren Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    8. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
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    The Bren Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bren Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 1 February 2016 at 10:23.

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