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Bretherton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Bretherton is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in Lancashire, where the name is derived from the Old Norse word for brother. The name could have been derived from Bretherton, a township in the parish of Croston.


Early Origins of the Bretherton family


The surname Bretherton was first found in Lancashire 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.

Early History of the Bretherton family


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Bretherton Spelling Variations


It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Bretherton are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Bretherton include: Bretherton, Bretherston and others.

Early Notables of the Bretherton family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bretherton family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bretherton Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • John Bretherton who settled in Newfoundland in 1699 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Bretherton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • W. Bretherton, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1865
  • Arthur Bretherton, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1880
  • Joseph Bretherton, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1880

Contemporary Notables of the name Bretherton (post 1700)


  • David Bretherton (1924-2000), American film editor
  • Howard P Bretherton (1896-1969), American actor and film director
  • Harold George Bretherton (b. 1876), American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Aguascalientes, 1910-24 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Philip Bretherton (b. 1956), English actor
  • Russell Bretherton, British civil servant and entomologist
  • Bruce Bretherton, Australian fighter pilot and flying ace in the Royal Australian Air Force, during World War II, credited with 12 aerial victories

Historic Events for the Bretherton family



RMS Lusitania

  • Master Paul Bretherton, American 2nd Class passenger from Santa Monica, California, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 13 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  • Mrs. Norah Annie Bretherton, (née Keating), American 2nd Class passenger from Santa Monica, California, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 13 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  • Miss Elizabeth Betty Bretherton, American 2nd Class passenger from Santa Monica, California, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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Citations


  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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