The ancestors of the Brieencun family brought their name to England
in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. They lived at Brimstone Hall at Little Wakering in Essex
. Originally the family came from Briencun in Normandy
Early Origins of the Brieencun family
The surname Brieencun was first found in Essex
, where they held a family seat
after the Norman Conquest
. The family came from Briencun in Normandy
and has left its name in Brimstone Hall at Little Wakering in Essex.
Early History of the Brieencun family
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Brieencun Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Brimson, Brimsone, Brimstone, Brymstone, Briencun, Brinzun, Brinsun, Brimsun and many more.
Early Notables of the Brieencun family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brieencun family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Brieencun or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.