Brabazon Family Crest, Coat of Arms & Brabazon Name Origin

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Origin of the Name Brabazon

The Brabazon family history was found in the archives.
Over the centuries Surnames developed a wide number of variants. Different spellings of the same name can be traced back to an original root. Additionally when a bearer of a name emigrated it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books at their new location. Surnames were also often altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another.
Variants of the name Brabazon include Brabson, Brobson, Brabancon, Brabanchon and Barbanchon. This is a locational name of Anglo-Norman origin and is taken from the former Province of Brabant in Belgium. Many of the original bearers of this name were mercenary soldiers. From England the name spread to Scotland, Wales and into Ireland, especially after the invasion of 1172 led by the famous Strongbow. A distinguished Anglo-Irish family called Brabazon are the Earls of Meath since 1627, and claim their descent from a Jacques le Brabazon, who was in the service of William the Conqueror in 1066. They held lands in Leicester and Surrey before becoming established in Ireland. A Sir William Brabazon was appointed receiver General in 1534.
The Brabazon coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Brabazon descendants.
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