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Brakes

 

About the study

I have started this one name study as I realised there were a small percentage of persons with the name.  It is my late mother in law's maiden name and I had done some basic research years ago on the direct line but have now decided to look at it more closely.

Whist I accept that there are variations I am starting by looking only at the name with the 's' on the end - if in that group there are some variations all well and good but at this stage I will ignore the Brake and Break references unless I have a reason for thinking they are linked.

My main interest at present is in the Northamptonshire/Cambridgeshire/Lincolnshire/Huntingdonshire area with others in Yorkshire/Nottinghamshire and Warwickshire - the latter two certainly seem to be persons coming from the fist group of counties. Yorkshire may prove to be a group not as yet connected with that area, although there are one or two families that were originally from that area.

I welcome any enquires and am currently working on as many references in the UK as possible, I will later spread to other countries as time and information directs. I will add to this profile as soon as I can

Dorothy

 

Variant names

Whist I accept that there are variations I am starting by looking only at the name with the 's' on the end - if in that group there are some variations all well and good but at this stage I will ignore the Brake and Break references unless I have a reason for thinking they are linked.

Name frequency

As yet I have not determined all occurrences but I do know sticking to the BRAKES spelling exclusively over the census returns that appear on Origins that from 1841 to 1901 there were only a total of just over 990 persons which is a relatively small group. I have yet to check the occurrences on the other sites.

Distribution of the name

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