Brother History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Brother family

The surname Brother was first found in Oxfordshire, where the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list William le Brother as holding lands there at that time. He is considered to be the first recorded entry for the family. [1]

A short time later, Thomas le Bruther and John Brother were both listed in Somerset, 1 Edward III (during the first year of King Edward III's reign.) [2]

Important Dates for the Brother family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brother research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 127 and 1273 are included under the topic Early Brother History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brother Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Broder, Brothers, Brother, Broders, Broaders, Broathers, Broather and many more.

Early Notables of the Brother family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Brother family to Ireland

Some of the Brother family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brother migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brother Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Emanuel Brother, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1761 [3]
Brother Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Charles Brother who arrived in Philadelphia in 1833
  • George Brother, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1838

Brother migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brother Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jean Brother, aged 18, who arrived in Montreal in 1659

Contemporary Notables of the name Brother (post 1700)

  • Valentine Brother, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Ontario County, 1809-10, 1811-12, 1819-20 [4]
  • Charles S. Brother, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Ontario County 1st District, 1848 [4]
  • Brother Jean-Paul Desbiens F.M.S., OC, (1927-2006), Frère Pierre-Jérôme, a French-Canadian writer, journalist, teacher and member of the Catholic institute of Marist Brothers
  • Brother Michael J. McGinniss F.S.C., Ph.D.,, American De La Salle Christian Brother and academic, the 28th president of La Salle University
  • Brother Paul Nunan, member of the Congregation of Christian Brothers, was an influential educationalist in New Zealand
  • Brother Patrick Vincent Strapp,

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Citations

  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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