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The Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain were the first to use the name of Brevard. The name had a practical origin since it came from when its initial bearer worked as a person who was the Brevetour or private clerk. This person would write brevets for his lord, as well as write down household expenses.

Brevard Early Origins



The surname Brevard was first found in Cambridgeshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Brevard Spelling Variations


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Brevard Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Brevard include Breviter, Brevitor, Brevetur, Brevetor, Brefeter, Breftour and many more.

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Brevard Early History


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Brevard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brevard research. Another 442 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1221, 1275, 1285, 1327, 1357, and 1500 are included under the topic Early Brevard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brevard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brevard Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brevard Notables 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Brevard or a variant listed above:

Brevard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Frederick Brevard, who landed in North Carolina in 1763
  • John Brevard, who arrived in North Carolina in 1763

Brevard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anton Brevard, aged 29, who landed in America from Denmark, in 1909
  • Proctor Brevard, aged 25, who arrived at Weatherford, Texas, in 1912

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brevard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brevard (post 1700)



  • Theodore Washington Brevard (1835-1882), early American Confederate Brigadier-General who was captured and imprisoned by the forces of General George Custer
  • Joseph Brevard (1766-1821), American politician, U.S. Representative from South Carolina
  • R. J. Brevard, American politician, Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, 1891-95
  • Joseph Brevard (1766-1821), American politician, Representative from South Carolina 9th District, 1819-21; Defeated, 1821
  • J. F. Brevard, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Lincoln County, 1818
  • Alexander J. M. Brevard, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Lincoln County, 1827
  • Adam Brevard, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Iredell County, 1789

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Brevard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brevard Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 25 November 2015 at 10:11.

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