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"BRATTON. Either from Bratton in Derby or from Bratton in Wilts. Walter Bratoun appears in Glenbervie, 1558 (Laing, 690), Andro Brattoun was reidare at Kirkbeane, Dumfriesshire, 1574 (RMR.), and Jennet Bratton and Robert Bratton were examined for the Test in Tinwald, 1685 (RFC., 3. ser. xi, p. 433). Robert Bratton appears in Dallsible, 1680, and two more of the name are in the same record (Dumfries). "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Some Famous People with the surname of Bratton

Wikipedia William Joseph "Bill" Bratton CBE (born October 6, 1947) was the chief of police of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).
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Wikipedia Creed Bratton (born February 8, 1943) is an actor and former member of The Grass Roots.
Wikipedia John Walter Bratton (January 21, 1867 ? February 7, 1947) was an American composer and theatrical producer.
Wikipedia Sam Gilbert Bratton (August 19, 1888 ? September 22, 1963) was a Democratic Party politician from the state of New Mexico who served in the United States Senate from 1925 until 1933.
Wikipedia Heather Bratton (June 25, 1987 ? July 22, 2006) was an American fashion model.
Wikipedia Robert Franklin Bratton (May 13, 1845 ? May 10, 1894) was an American politician.
Wikipedia Melvin Bratton (born February 2, 1965 in Miami, Florida attended the University of Miami where he played running back for the Miami Hurricanes and starred in the national championship game against Penn State in 1986.
Wikipedia John Bratton (March 7, 1831 ? January 12, 1898) was a U.
Wikipedia Johnny Bratton, also known as Honey Boy Bratton, (born 1927-09-09 in Little Rock, AR and died 1993-08-15), was a professional boxer in the welterweight (147lb) division.

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