The name Brims is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in Gloucestershire
, where they held the manor and lands of Breme
in the village and parish of that name. It is from the manorial name from which the family name is derived. The name Breme meant fierce,
Early Origins of the Brims family
The surname Brims was first found in Gloucestershire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Brims family
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Brims 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 Brims 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 Brims include: Breame, Bream, Breme and others.
Early Notables of the Brims family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brims family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Brims Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Alexander Brims, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Northern Light" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Monday 9th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Norther Light 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/northernlight1855.shtml
Brims Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- George Brims, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
Contemporary Notables of the name Brims (post 1700)
- Lieutenant General Robin Vaughan Brims CB, CBE, DSO,, British Army officer, Commander of the Field Army at Land Command from 2005 to 2007