Bray Family History & Genealogy

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Bray Last Name History & Origin


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Early Brays

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Bray Biographies & Family Trees

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Most Common First Names

  • William 4.4%
  • John 3.4%
  • James 3.0%
  • Mary 2.2%
  • Charles 1.8%
  • Thomas 1.7%
  • Robert 1.6%
  • George 1.4%
  • Bray 1.2%
  • Joseph 1.1%
  • Richard 0.9%
  • Elizabeth 0.8%
  • Henry 0.7%
  • Edward 0.7%
  • Margaret 0.6%
  • Albert 0.6%
  • David 0.6%
  • Arthur 0.5%
  • Walter 0.5%
  • Harold 0.5%

Bray Death Records & Life Expectancy

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Jameyson MacDonald Hello, I was born Herbert James Bray II, but later adopted. My biological father is Herbert James Bray and his parents were William Louis Bray b.3/23/1917 WI d.6/30/1996 Lancaster, KY, and Joan Ruth Kennally b.11/7/192?Iowa d.6/15/1992 KY. I am looking for any genealogical information I can find on the Bray family line and would greatly appreciate if anyone could help me. My email address is [contact link]
Jan 23, 2015 · Reply
Jameyson MacDonald jameysonandloretta [at] gmail [dot] com
Jan 23, 2015 · Reply
Jeanne Morrison Hello Jameyson...what a wonderful Scottish name you have! the information that I have concerning the Brays is that when they came to America, before the Revolutionary War, my ex-husbands family changed their name from Bray to Broy, because of the prejudice in America against the Irish (makes sense - most of America back then was settled by the English). The most documented information I have is that William Montgomery Broy was born in Pine Forge, Shenandoah County, Virginia in 1778. His father was John Broy. I have not yet been able to find if this is the immigrant John Bray/Broy from Ireland. William Montogomery's Broy's son, William Jr., moved to Clark County Indiana some time after 1818. that is where the family has lived since. I just did a quick on-line search, and will e-mail the information that I found.
Jan 24, 2015 · Reply