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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. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    6. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    9. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. 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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