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Type Surname (from nickname)
Other Forms FormsBraasch, Bräss, Brace, Brass
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Contributor Contrib.LMS on 1/17/2016
Meaning & History
English (Northumberland): variant of Brace
North German (also Bräss
): nickname from Middle Low German bras
‘noise’, ‘pomp’, a related form of brasch
German: topographic name from Brass
‘broom’, ‘gorse’, a common name element in the Lower Rhine and Ruhr.