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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, or vigorous.

Brims Early Origins



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.

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Brims Spelling Variations


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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.

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Brims Early History


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Brims Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brims research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brims History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brims Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brims Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brims Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brims Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Brims arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Northern Light"

Brims Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Brims arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brims (post 1700)


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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

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    11. ...

    The Brims Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brims 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.

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