Brimson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Brimson is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Brimson family lived at Brimstone Hall at Little Wakering in Essex. Originally the family came from Briencun in Normandy, France.

Early Origins of the Brimson family

The surname Brimson 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 Brimson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brimson research. Another 238 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1240, 1274, 1379, 1500, 1633, 1638 and 1777 are included under the topic Early Brimson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brimson Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Brimson include Brimson, Brimsone, Brimstone, Brymstone, Briencun, Brinzun, Brinsun, Brimsun and many more.

Early Notables of the Brimson family (pre 1700)

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Australia Brimson migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Brimson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Brimson, British Convict who was convicted in Wiltshire, England for life, transported aboard the "Coromandel" on 4th December 1803, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [1]
  • Mr. John Brimson, (b. 1798), aged 21, English convict who was convicted in Somerset, England for life for theft, transported aboard the "Eliza" on 22nd September 1819, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, he died in 1820 [2]

Prince of Wales colliery
  • Mr. Frank Brimson (b. 1853), Welsh coal miner who was working at the Prince of Wales Colliery in Abercarn, Wales on the 11th September 1878 when there was a coal mine explosion; he died [3]


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 22nd March 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/coromandel-and-experiment
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 10th February 2022). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/eliza
  3. ^ Entombed in flood and flame (retrieved 3rd August 2021). Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20120603025705/http://www.crosskeys.me.uk/history/prince.htm


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