Early Origins of the Bretyn 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 Bretyn family
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Early Notables of the Bretyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bretyn family to Ireland
Some of the Bretyn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Bretyn family to the New World and Oceana
The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. 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." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Bretyn family, or who bore a variation of the surname Bretyn 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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