The surname ‘Bragg’ is of English origin. It is derived from the nickname for a cheerful or lively person, from the Middle English word ‘bragge’, meaning ‘lively’, ‘gay’, ‘active’, of unknown origin. Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that the surname ‘Bragg’ and or it’s variant’s, date as far back as the thirteenth century were a ‘Henry Bragg’, from the county of Cambridgeshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but data extracted from Historical archive’s confirm that one of the first foremothers to bring this name to America was a certain ‘Anne Bragg’, from Whitehaven, England. She emigrated to North America in 1774, aged twenty, sailing from the Port of Whitehaven aboard the ship named the ‘Norfolk’ on the seventeenth of May, arriving in Virginia, on the twenty-fourth of the same. The English scientist ‘Sir William Bragg’ (1862-1942) and his son, ‘Sir Lawrence Bragg’ (1890-1971), who shared the Nobel prize for physics in 1915, came from a Cum… Coat of arms: Argent a cheveron vert. between three bu…
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