Bramer

This long-established surname can confusingly be of either English or German origin. It is recorded in a wide range of spellings which include Brahm, Braam, Brahms, Brahmer, Bramer and Prahm, which are usually German, and Braam, Brame, Braham, Bramham and Braime, which are generally English. Whether German or English the origin is usually topographical from residence by an area of meadow land covered by the shrub known as "broom," however it can also be a developed form of the ancient Hebrew name "Abraham". This is certainly the case with the patronymic Brahms, as in the famous composer Johan Brahms (1833-97), but not necessarily in the singular spelling of Brahm. If English the name is often locational from any of three places called Bramham in the former West Riding of Yorkshire; Brantham in the county of Suffolk; or Braham Hall in Essex, the surname spellings often being local dialectal or slang versions of the original. Early examples of the surname recordings taken from surviving rolls, register and charters in both England and Germany include: Matthew de Braham, in the Assize Court Rolls of the county of Suffolk, dated 1273, Offo Brahm or Prahm of Hamburg, Germany, in 1309, and Willelmus Brame and Nicholas Brahm, both recorded in the Poll Tax Returns of Yorkshire in 1379. The first recorded spelling of the family name is possibly that of Eustace de Braham. This was dated 1189, in the "Cartulary of the Monastery of St. John the Baptist", Colchester, Essex, during the reign of King Richard 1st of England, known as "The Lionheart", 1189 - 1199. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • bramer — [ brame ] v. intr. <conjug. : 1> • 1528; a. provenç. bramar « mugir, braire », germ. °brammon 1 ♦ Pousser un cri prolongé, en parlant des cervidés. ⇒ raire. 2 ♦ Fig. Crier fort, ou sur un ton de lamentation. ⇒ brailler, se lamenter. ●… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Bramer — ist ein Familienname: Benjamin Bramer (1588–1652), deutscher Künstler, Architekt, Baumeister, Geodät und Mathematiker Josef Bramer (* 1948), österreichischer Maler ein Ortsname: Bramer (Rechtmehring), Ortsteil der Gemeinde Rechtmehring, Landkreis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bramer — Bramer,   Leonaert, niederländischer Maler, * Delft 24. 12. 1596, begraben ebenda 10. 2. 1674; zeitweise in Rom, malte, von A. Elsheimer beeinflusst, kleine biblische und historische Szenen in grünlichem Helldunkel und mit derben Farben; Bramer… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Bramer — Bramer, Leonhard, geb. 1596 in Delft, niederländischer Prospect u. Geschichtsmaler, Schüler Rembrandts, bildete sich in Rom; vorzüglich gelangen ihm Feuersbrünste, unterirdische Gewölbe, Grotten u. dgl. bei Mondschein od. Fackelbeleuchtung. Er st …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • bramer — Bramer, C est crier enormément. Il vient de {{t=g}}bramô,{{/t}} id est, resono, fremo, in vocem erumpo. Le Languedoc et nations adjacentes en usent ordinairement, disans Bramar, qu ils attribuent proprement au braire des Asnes, et par metaphore à …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • bramer — BRAMER. v. n. Se dit du cri d un cerf, d une biche. Le cerf brame quand il est en chaleur …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Brämer — Rainer Brämer (* 1943) ist ein deutscher Wissenschaftler, Natursoziologe und Universitätsdozent an der Universität Marburg, wo er mit anderen u.a. das Deutsche Wanderinstitut e.V. gründete. Er ist Autor zahlreicher Publikationen zum Thema Wandern …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • bramer — (brâ mé) v. n. Crier, en parlant du cerf. •   Dans ce val solitaire et sombre, Ce cerf qui brame au bruit de l eau, THÉOPHILE Oeuvres, 1re partie, p. 149, dans LACURNE SAINTE PALAYE.    Il se conjugue avec l auxiliaire avoir. HISTORIQUE    XVIe s …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • BRAMER — v. n. Crier. Il ne se dit que Du cerf. Le cerf brame quand il est en rut …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • BRAMER — n. m. Voyez BRAHMANE …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

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