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"BREMNER, BRTMNER, BRYMNER. The old form was Brabener, 'the Brabander,' i.e. a native of Brabant. In the Caithness pronunciation of the name the medial b is sometimes heard. Artificers and traders from the Low Countries of the continent settled in Aberdeenshire and elsewhere on the East Coast at an early date. "The braboner, or webster craft, or weaver trade, holds the eighth place amongst the nine trades" of Dundee (Warden, Burgh laws of Dundee, p. 503). The name was common in East Ross, Mar, and Strathdon in the sixteenth century. Walter Brabounare held a tenement in Irvine, Ayrshire, in 1418-26 (Irvine, i, 128,130), and Gerard de Brabanda, medicus, held a tenement in Glasgow, 1486 (REG., p. 450). Agnus Brebner witnessed an Elgin document of 1489 (Laing, 235), Alexander Brabanar was tenant of the Twa Half Dawakkis (i.e. davochs), Ardmanoch, 1504 (ER., xn, p. 660), and Thomas Brabnair is mentioned in a precept of 1521 (Cawdor, p. 143). Andrew Brabnere was admitted burgess of Aberdeen, 1507 (NSCM., i, p. 44), Patrick Brebner is recorded in Strathdee, 1527, and John Brabonar was tenant of Dalmoloak to 1539 (ER., xvn, p. 671). William Brabner was a 'quhytfischer' in Futtie, 1601 (CRA., p. 217), Dod mcAllistr vie finky Brembner is in record, 1649 (IDR., p. 367), and James Brimner was servitor to John, earl of Atholl, 1630 (RFC., 2. ser. ra, p. 559). Alexander Brymner, burgess of Stirling, 1775 (Stirling). Brabanere 1565, Brabiner 1595, Brabnar 1550, Braboner 1653, Brabuner 1541, Braymer 1681, Brebener 1641, Breboner 1540, Brember 1685, Brimmer 1760, Brobner 1662; Brabanner, Brabener, Brabin, Braibner, Brebiner, Brebner, Bremner, Brender, Brymer 1681. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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