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Brettend Early Origins



The surname Brettend was first found in South Northamptonshire at Bradden, a village that dates back to the 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." [1]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.

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Brettend Early History


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Brettend Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brettend research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brettend History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brettend Spelling Variations


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Brettend Spelling Variations



During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Brettend occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Braden, Braddene, Bradens, Braiding, McBradden and many more.

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Brettend Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brettend Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Brettend In Ireland


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Brettend In Ireland



Some of the Brettend family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 35 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Brettend, or a spelling variation of the surname include: 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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