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Bray Genealogy & History

Bray is distinguished and ancient, with multiple derivations depending on the country of origin. Twenty-one coats of arms attest to its distinguished family history in England, Scotland, and Ireland. The Anglo-Saxon origins are locational in Devonshire and Berkshire, derived from Old English "breg", meaning hill. The Scottish and Irish origins are also locational, the former referring to towns named "Brae" and the latter to towns "Bregia." Finally, Bray could also be a nickname for someone with noble deportment. The Bray family was granted lands in Northampton due to their bravery at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Bray genealogy in America begins in 1622 in Virginia.


Bray Birth Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
A Mardell Bray-- --, 1920December 30,1999IL
B Alton Bray-- --, 1915May ,1984TX
Cale Bray-- --, 1894February ,1979MO
D Lee Bray-- --, 1926November 26,2006KY

Bray Death Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
E Noel Bray-- --, 1924October 23,1998Mattoon,IL
Fairy Bray-- --, 1905December ,1987Brookville,IN
G Lorraine Bray-- --, 1927May 12,2008Lake Zurich,IL
H Burkett Bray-- --, 1917July 23,1995Orlando,FL

Bray Marriage Records

NameSpouseMarriage DateLocation
Daniel BrayJennifer YoungMay 31,1997Wake, NC
Franklin BrayEvelyn BoldingApril 21,1961Wake, NC
James BrayCatherine NaylorNovember 6,1999Wake, NC
Steven BrayStephanie WagnerOctober 20,2001Wake, NC

Most Common Surnames After Bray

885th: Goff886th: Delaney
887th: Welsh888th: Moses
889th: Sears890th: Emerson
891st: Galloway892nd: Petty
893rd: Camp894th: Guzman

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