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The surname Brittingham is derived from "Brettenham," the name of a village in Norfolk. This name is most likely made up of the elements " Breton," meaning "one from Brittany," and "ham," meaning "estate, village."

Brittingham Early Origins



The surname Brittingham was first found in Clare, Suffolk. The first known bearer of the name was a Norman knight named Osbert de Bretehem, who was recorded in 1166. Another early bearer of the name was Turoldus de Breteham, who was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Suffolk in 1169.

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Brittingham Spelling Variations


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Brittingham Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Brittingham, Brettenham, Brittenham and others.

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Brittingham Early History


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Brittingham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brittingham research. Another 277 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1198, 1299, 1477, 1640, and 1747 are included under the topic Early Brittingham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brittingham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brittingham Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brittingham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brittingham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Brittingham, who arrived in Maryland in 1659

Brittingham Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mr. Beverly M. Brittingham, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • T. H. Brittingham, who emigrated to America, in 1907
  • Hannah Brittingham, aged 23, who emigrated to America, in 1907
  • F. E. Brittingham, who landed in America, in 1908
  • John C. Brittingham, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brittingham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brittingham (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General James Francis Brittingham (1894-1983), American Commanding General Artillery 3rd Army (1945-1946)
  • Alvin W. Brittingham, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Hampton, Virginia, 1929-33 (acting, 1929)
  • Jack Brittingham (b. 1958), American television show director, and host of the show “Jack Brittingham’s World of Hunting Adventure”
  • Samuel Charles Brittingham (1860-1944), British-born, Australian architect
  • Bill Brittingham (b. 1923), Australian rules footballer
  • Geoffrey Brittingham, illustrator of children's books
  • Eric Brittingham (b. 1961), American bassist for the band Cinderella
  • Lindsay Charles Brittingham (b. 1928), Australian physician

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The Brittingham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brittingham 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.

    This page was last modified on 11 December 2015 at 14:32.

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