Brind History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The origins of the Brind name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Brind was originally derived from a family having lived in any one of a number of similarly named settlements. Bramham and Braham were found in the West Riding of Yorkshire and Brantham was found in Suffolk. Braham Hall was in Essex, as was Bream's Farm.
Early Origins of the Brind family
The surname Brind was first found in the West Riding of Yorkshire, at Braham, a parish, in the Upper division of the wapentake of Barkstone-Ash. "A battle was fought here in 1408, between Sir Thomas Rokeby, sheriff of Yorkshire, and the Earl of Northumberland, in which the earl was defeated and slain, and by which the possession of the county was secured to Henry IV. " 
Early rolls revealed a wide-spread use of the name with a variety of spellings: Eustace de Braham in Colchester, Essex (1189-1199); Matthew de Bramham, de Braham in the Assize Rolls for Yorkshire in 1219; and Agnes de Brame in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. 
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 included: Alan de Braham, Suffolk; Richard de Brahain, Suffolk and Roger de Braham, Suffolk. 
Early History of the Brind family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brind research. Another 232 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1379, 1500, 1600, 1751, 1555, 1555, 1602, 1681, 1660, 1718, 1707, 1718, 1707 and 1718 are included under the topic Early Brind History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brind Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Brind include Braham, Braim, Bramham, Brame, Braem and others.
Early Notables of the Brind family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Johannes de Brame, a prominent 14th century landholder in Yorkshire.
Robert Braham (fl. 1555), edited in 1555 'The Auncient Historic and onely trewe and syncere Cronicle of the warres betwixte the Grecians and the Troyans … translated into Englyshe verse by J. Lydgate,' 
Sir Arnold Braemes (1602-1681), was an English merchant and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1660; and Richard Brind (died 1718), was an English organist and composer, Organist and Master of the Choristers of St Paul's Cathedral (1707-1718.)
John Braham was left an orphan at an early age, and...
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| Brind migration to Australia ||+|
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Brind Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Mr. Thomas Brind, English convict who was convicted in Wiltshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Eliza" on 2nd February 1831, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) 
| Brind migration to New Zealand ||+|
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Brind Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mr. Fred Brind, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Sir Edward Paget" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 25th May 1853 
|Contemporary Notables of the name Brind (post 1700) ||+|
- Bryony Brind (1960-2015), English Royal Ballet principal dancer
|Historic Events for the Brind family ||+|
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- Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
- Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 28th February 2022). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/eliza
- New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
- HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp