Bracewell Family History
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Bracewell Name Meaning
Northern English: habitational name from a place in Lancashire (formerly in West Yorkshire), named in Anglo-Scandinavian as ‘Breith’s stream’, from the Old Norse byname Breiðr meaning ‘broad’ (which possibly replaced earlier Old English Brægd, meaning ‘trick’) + Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press