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The Anglo-Saxon name Brend comes from the family having resided in Staffordshire.

Brend Early Origins



The surname Brend was first found in Staffordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Brend Spelling Variations


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Brend Spelling Variations



Brend has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Brend, Brende, Brennde, Breand, Breande and others.

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Brend Early History


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Brend Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brend research. Another 447 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1307, 1327, 1327, 1327, 1379, 1500, 1572, 1516, 1598, 1560, 1601, 1600 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Brend History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brend Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brend Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Adam Brend, a prominent 14th century landholder in Worcestershire; Thomas Brend ( c. 1516-1598), owner of the land on which the Globe Theatre was built; Nicholas Brend (c. 1560-1601), inherited...

Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brend 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Brends to arrive on North American shores:

Brend Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Brend, aged 40, landed in New England in 1656
  • William Brend who arrived in Boston in 1657
  • William Brend in America in 1664

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brend (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brend (post 1700)



  • Ruth Brend, Canadian-born author and Professor of Linguistics

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Brend Family Crest Products


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Brend Family Crest Products




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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Brend Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brend 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 28 April 2014 at 00:07.

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