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The ancestors of the Brenton surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in Brenton, near Exminster in Herefordshire. Here, the family held manor and lands in the parish.

Brenton Early Origins



The surname Brenton was first found in Herefordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Brenton Spelling Variations


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Brenton Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Brenton include Brenton, Breynton, Brentyne and others.

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Brenton Early History


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Brenton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brenton research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1610, 1674 and 1633 are included under the topic Early Brenton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brenton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brenton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brenton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Brenton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Brenton who settled in Newport, Rhode Island in 1630
  • William Brenton, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1634
  • John Brenton, who arrived in Maryland in 1670

Brenton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Brenton, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Luciano Maria Brenton, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1878

Brenton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Brenton, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760

Brenton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Brenton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella Watson" in 1846
  • John Brenton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Himalaya" in 1849
  • John Brenton, aged 54, a bookbinder, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Himalaya"
  • John Brenton, aged 25, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Sultana"

Brenton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Ellen Brenton arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brenton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brenton (post 1700)



  • Lynn Davis Brenton (1889-1968), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Woodward Harold Brenton (1899-1968), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1944; Treasurer of Republican National Committee, 1954-55
  • Samuel Brenton (1810-1857), American politician, Representative from Indiana 10th District, 1851-53, 1855-57; Defeated, 1852
  • F. L. Brenton, American Republican politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Crawford County; Elected 1964
  • Samuel Brenton (1810-1857), American politician, US Representative from Indiana
  • Sir Lancelot Charles Lee Brenton (1807-1862), English translator of one of only two English translations of the Septuagint
  • Howard Brenton (b. 1942), English dramatist
  • Sir Jahleel Brenton, Vice Admiral in the British Navy
  • James Brenton (1736-1806), Canadian lawyer, judge and political figure in Nova Scotia

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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. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

    The Brenton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brenton 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 25 November 2015 at 10:08.

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