BRAINERD Family Outline Descent Tree(s) (ODT)
Name formsBrainard, Brainerd, Brainrd, Braner, Branerd, Braynard
The name Brainerd or Brainard is of very ancient origin,
and is a place name originally spelled Brendewood or Brendewode.
Tradition says that the family came originally from the village of Braine in Flanders or France.
The name is still common in both France and Germany spelled Brainerd and Brainard.
The family is, however, without doubt of English descent, being found in England as early as 1350.
In Essex county, England , the name is spelled Brainwood , from Brentwood , meaning burnt wood.
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(as of 2014-09-06), =::Cross reference
|BRAINARD, David Legge [1856-1946] – American arctic explorer, Brigadier General BRAI669 6C4|
|BRAINERD, Daniel, Col. & Dea. [~1641-1715] – American colonial immigrant ::> CT: Haddam founders (1668) ::> BRAI1 S10|
|BRAINERD, David, Rev. [1718-1747] – American missionary BRAI10 1C9|
|BRAINERD, John, Rev. [1720-1781] – American missionary BRAI11 1C9|
|CHAMPION, Henry [1751-1836] – American Revolutionary soldier, General BRAI498 2C8|
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