Origins Available: English
The name Breynd is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in Staffordshire.
Early Origins of the Breynd family
The surname Breynd was first found in Staffordshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Breynd family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Breynd research.Another 447 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1307, 1327, 1327, 1327, 1379, 1500, 1572, 1516, 1598, 1560, 1601, 1600 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Breynd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Breynd Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Breynd are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Breynd include: Brend, Brende, Brennde, Breand, Breande and others.
Early Notables of the Breynd family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Adam Brend, a prominent 14th century landholder in Worcestershire; Thomas Brend (c.
1516-1598), owner of the land on which the Globe Theatre was built; Nicholas Brend (c.
1560-1601), inherited... Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Breynd Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Breynd family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Breynd or a variant listed above: William Brend who arrived in Boston in 1657 and William Brend in America in 1664.