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"BRAIN. Thomas Brayne of Baldowy, witness in 1462 (Laing, 149), and David Brane, artium magister, 1477 (Cawdor, p. 63). David Brane, witness in Aberdeen, 1492 (REA., i, p. 331). John Brane signed the Band of Dumfries, 1570 (RPC., xiv, p. 66), Roger Brain in Allegawin, parish of Glenbervie, 1601, and four more of die name are recorded in Brechin Commissariot Record. Katherine Brayn appears in Harvestoun, parish of Kynneff, 1605 (St. Andrews), and John Brane in Gleddisholme, 1686 (RFC., 3. ser. xn, p. 406). In RFC., 3. ser. x the name is equated in the index with Brand. It may derive from Brain in C6te-d'Or, or from Braine in Ouse ( (BaringGould, p. 256). "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Brain Family History

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Some Famous People with the surname of Brain

Wikipedia Dennis Brain (May 17, 1921 ? September 1, 1957) was a British virtuoso horn player and was largely credited for popularizing the horn as a solo classical instrument with the post-war British public.
Wikipedia James "Jimmy" Brain (September 11, 1900 ? 1971) was an English football player.
Wikipedia Matias "Mati" Brain Pe?a (born January 15, 1974 in Santiago) is Chilean triathlete.
Wikipedia Marshall David Brain (born May 17, 1961) is the founder of HowStuffWorks.
Wikipedia Louis Karl Brain (born May 9, 1982 in Birmingham, West Midlands, England) is an English-Australian football (soccer) player who plays as an attacking midfielder.
Wikipedia David Leonard "Dave" Brain (January 24, 1879 ? May 25, 1959) was an infielder/outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Chicago White Sox (1901), St.
Wikipedia William Henry Brain (21 July 1870 ? 20 November 1934) was an English cricketer and footballer: a right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper who played for Gloucestershire, Oxford University and MCC in the early 1890s; as well as keeping goal for Headington United (later Oxford United).
Wikipedia Brian Maurice Brain (born 13 September 1940 in Worcester) is a former English cricketer whose career with Worcestershire and Gloucestershire stretched over more than two decades.
Wikipedia Jonathan "Jonny" Brain (born 11 February 1983 in Carlisle, Cumbria), is an English footballer who currently plays as a goalkeeper for League Two side Macclesfield Town.
Wikipedia Benjamin (?Big Ben?) Brain (1753 ? April 8 1794) outweighed most men and even most professional fighters in the England of the 1780s.
Wikipedia Charles Kimberlin Brain (C.
Wikipedia Steve Brain (born 11 November 1954) is a retired rugby union player who played hooker for Coventry R.
Wikipedia The Right Rev Terence Brain (b: 19 December 1938 in Coventry, England) is the current Roman Catholic Bishop of Salford.
Wikipedia Gary Clifford Dennis Brain (born 1943.