The Brundrett name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in Brandreth
which literally means the burnt clearing.
Early Origins of the Brundrett family
The surname Brundrett was first found in Staffordshire
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.
Early History of the Brundrett family
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Brundrett Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Brundrett has undergone many spelling variations
, including Brandreith, Brandreth and others.
Early Notables of the Brundrett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brundrett family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Brundrett were among those contributors: John Brandreth who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1860.
Contemporary Notables of the name Brundrett (post 1700)
- Roberta L. Brundrett, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 2004, 2008 (alternate) CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The Brundrett Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Nunquam non paratus
Motto Translation: Never unprepared.