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Bressington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Bressington family


The surname Bressington was first found in Derbyshire at Brassington, a village and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district which dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed at that time as Branzinctun. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
The place name literally means "estate associated with a man called Brandsige," from the Old English personal name + "-ing" + "tun." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Brassington, Henry de Ferrers, a Norman Baron who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. Henry was seigneur of St.Hillaire de Ferrers near Bernay in Normandy. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Early History of the Bressington family


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Bressington Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Brassington, Brassinton, Brasington, Brasinton, Bressington and many more.

Early Notables of the Bressington family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bressington family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bressington Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Bressington, who settled in Ontario in 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Bressington (post 1700)


  • Graham Bressington (b. 1966), former English footballer
  • Nathan Stewart Bressington (b. 1981), English rugby union player and former English cricketer
  • Alastair Bressington (b. 1979), English cricketer
  • Ann Bressington (b. 1955), Australian politician, elected to the South Australian Legislative Council in 2006

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Citations


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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