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This is an English surname. Recorded in the spellings of Branson, Branston, Bransom, Bramston, and Bramson, it is locational and derives from one of the various villages called Branston, Brandeston, Brandeston, Braunston and Branson, in the counties of Leicester, Lincoln, Stafford, Suffolk, Norfolk, Northampton and Staffordshire. These villages with a pre 8th century Anglo-Saxon or sometimes Norse-Viking origin. All have exactly the same meaning which is the farm (tun) cleared by burning (brandr).

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