Early Origins of the Bretten family
Domesday Book of 1086 when it was first listed as Bradene. Literally the place name means "broad valley," from the Old English words "brad" + "denu." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4) The parish church is dedicated to St Michael and was built in the 13th century.
Early History of the Bretten family
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Early Notables of the Bretten family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bretten family to Ireland
Some of the Bretten family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Bretten family to the New World and Oceana
The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Bretten surname who came to North America were: Adam Braden who settled in Texas in 1846; with his wife Barbara; Frederick Braden settled in Boston Mass in 1766; Henry Braden arrived in Philadelphia in 1844..
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