Re: [scots-origins] Braes of Scotland
I am doing research for my godfather who's last name is Braes. He
>comes from the Clydebank area originally. I was wondering if anyoneIf you go to the frontpage of Scots Origins there is a surname search
>could tell me how I can find when the name came to Scotland.
facility. This shows that the first entry for Braes was 1714 (just before
the Jacobite Rebellion), for Brae in 1618 and for Bray in 1561. The
FamilySearch website at http://www.familysearch.org shows a number of Braes
from Eibergen in Gelderland and others from Gouda and Rotterdam in
Zuid-Holland around the same period.
If you go into Scots Origins and pay for the first Braes baptism entry in
1714, it may link into the records from Eibergen as there appear to be no
entries on FamilySearch from the 1720s. This might have something to do with
the Pilgrim Fathers but my recollection of this date is hazy.
I hope this helps.
From: gwatsonabbott <warped1@...>
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Date: 01 March 2002 10:43
Subject: [scots-origins] Braes of Scotland
>I am doing research for my godfather who's last name is Braes. Hescots-origins@...
>comes from the Clydebank area originally. I was wondering if anyone
>could tell me how I can find when the name came to Scotland. It
>originates in the Netherlands somewhere apparently. I did various
>searches on the internet but nothing. There are not too many of
>these Braes(with this spelling) in other parts of the world from what
>I have been told. If anyone can help direct me to the best subject
>matter I can search by that would be greatly appreciated.
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- Hi Gwen
Black's Surnames of Scotland suggests it is a local name current in
Linlithgow and Musselburgh but gives no indication of its origin.
Ian A C Scott
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- Hello To All! I have been away from Scots-Origin for a few months and am now
just returning. I haven't had much luck with trying to find information on my
family that I know came from Scotland. I guess it's because I don't have alot
of particulars. The one thing I do notice in reading the e-mails that come
across on a daily basis is the different towns, villiages, townships etc that
Scotland has. I do not know them and would like to ask if someone can point
me in the right direction of such information for Glasgow and Edinburgh for
the period of 1800-1860. The surnames I am looking for are Alexander from
Glasgow, Thompson from Edinburgh, and Waters from somewhere in the Highlands.
Maybe if I knew the areas better in that time period it might help me ask
more intelligent questions. Also, how do you know if you found the right
surname that is your ancestor? In searching ship records from Scotland bound
for New York Harbor I have found many William Alexander's. I am awaiting
information from 2 places that might narrow it down but sometimes I feel very
Thank you for any help that anyone can give me.
Have a great week-end.
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.
- Also can someone tell me where to find "Info Disk 2000 se"? And tell me what
it is and what information is on it?
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.