One Family - Many Branches
We talk about Braund branches because that helps Braunds and their descendants to find the information that is most relevant to them. There may be many branches but all are part of one family.
Although we believe that all Braunds are connected and our DNA project is proving this, the records needed to draw a family tree showing exactly how we are all linked do not survive. This means that we have twenty four different Braund family trees, that we call the Braund branches. If you have the same branch number as another Braund, we will be able to tell you how you are related. The list below shows who is at the top of each branch's family tree. So far, every Braund family can be traced back to Devon or just over the border in Cornwall, in the south-west of England. If a branch is shown in italic, it means that no descendants are Braund Society members at the moment; in some cases there may be no living descendants. The spelling of Braund varies considerably in all branches of the family but in some branches alternative spellings are still use and this is indicated below.
When the branches were first created, the lower the branch number, the further back the family tree could be traced. Since then, new branches have formed, family trees have been extended further back in time and some branches have been joined, so this no longer applies. Some branches are large, some are small, all are equally important.
You can click through to find more information about most of the branches.
Alternative spellings include:-
Bround – particularly in branch 4
Broan – particularly in branch 6
Brawn – particularly in branches 6, 9, 12, 16, 17 and 22
Brann – particularly in branch 22
Origins of Braund Branches
(Map created using GenmapUK from Archer Software)
Distribution of English and Welsh Braunds in 1881
(Maps created using Surname Atlas from Archer Software)