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Early Origins of the Firebrace family


The surname Firebrace was first found in Oxfordshire where John Fierebrache was listed in the Pipe Rolls there in 1190. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The name is generally thought to have two possible origins. Firstly, the name could have been a nickname for someone who had an "iron-arm," [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
having derived from the Old French words "fer, fier" or the Middle English word "feer, fere" which mean "bold, fierce, proud," + the French word "bras" meaning "arm." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Secondly, the name could have been Norman in origin and the family could have come to Britain about the time of the Conquest. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early records finds them scattered through Britain as seen by John Fierbrace who was listed in Pipe Rolls of Essex in 1196; [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
and the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list: Robert Ferebras in Buckinghamshire; Henry Ferebraz in Oxfordshire; and John Ferbraz in Buckinghamshire. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Early History of the Firebrace family

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Early History of the Firebrace family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Firebrace research.
Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1196, 1455, 1487, 1687, 1619, 1691, 1652, 1724, 1690, 1692, 1680, 1727, 1712 and 1759 are included under the topic Early Firebrace History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Firebrace Spelling Variations

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Firebrace Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Firebrace has been recorded under many different variations, including Firebrace, Firbrace, Firebrass, Firbrash, Fairbrass, Fairbrace, Farbrace and many more.

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Early Notables of the Firebrace family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Firebrace family (pre 1700)


Distinguished members of the family include Sir Henry Firebrace (c. 1619-1691) English courtier to Charles I, Clerk of the Green Cloth for King Charles II; Sir Basil Firebrace, 1st Baronet (1652-1724)...
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Migration of the Firebrace family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Firebrace family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Firebrace or a variant listed above:

Firebrace Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Blanche Firebrace, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1896
  • Frederick Firebrace, aged 55, who emigrated to America, in 1896

Firebrace Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William Gordon Firebrace, aged 39, who landed in America from London, England, in 1910
  • Wm. Edward G. Firebrace, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1910

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Contemporary Notables of the name Firebrace (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Firebrace (post 1700)


  • Brigadier Roy C. W. G. Firebrace CBE (1889-1974), Canadian-born British Army officer

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The Firebrace Motto

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The Firebrace 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: Fideli quid obstat
Motto Translation: What stands in the way of the faithful


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Citations

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Citations


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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