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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



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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Brevard, who arrived in North Carolina in 1763 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Joseph Brevard (1766-1821), American politician, Representative from South Carolina 9th District, 1819-21; Defeated, 1821 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • J. F. Brevard, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Lincoln County, 1818 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Alexander J. M. Brevard, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Lincoln County, 1827 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Adam Brevard, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Iredell County, 1789 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. 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.
  3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. 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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