Branton Family History
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Branton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from places called Branton in South Yorkshire (formerly in West Yorkshire) and Northumberland or from Braunton in Devon. The first and last are named with Old English brom ‘broom’ + tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’. The second is from an Old English word bremen ‘overgrown with broom’ + tun ‘farmstead’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press