Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in Yorkshire, where they took their name from the village of Bracewell which was originally in the West Riding of Yorkshire, but now in Lancashire. The name was originally rendered in the Old English form Breiorwella, which meant the dweller at the broad-well, and would have been used to denote residence near the village well.
Early Origins of the Brezwell family
Yorkshire at Bracewell and Brogden a civil parish. Bracewell dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Braisuelle, land held by Roger de Poitou. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Early History of the Brezwell family
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Brezwell Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Brezwell family name include Bracewell, Braycewell, Brasswell, Brasewell and others.
Early Notables of the Brezwell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brezwell family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Brezwell surname or a spelling variation of the name include: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.
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