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Welcome to the Brebner/Bremner Genealogy Pages. Since starting the research of my own Brebner family from Aberdeen almost twenty years ago, I have been accumulating information on all Brebner/Bremner families worldwide. Much of that information is available here in a series of searchable databases, biographies, monumental inscriptions and compiled genealogies.
While the most common spellings of the name are Bremner and Brebner, other variations, Bramner, Brebber, Brember, Brimner, Brymner, Brimer and Brymer, as well as the rarer Brebidar and Brabendar forms often appear.
Many of these spellings were used interchangeably, and even as late as the twentieth century, those spellings could vary year by year. Much depended on the literacy of the individual, and more usually, the literacy of the recording clerk. The origins of the name also makes interesting reading, although I have yet to prove any of my (or anyone else's!) ancestors' families back to those 14th century Flemish weavers, the 'Brabanders' that left their profession and homeland to take the name to Scotland.
My goal is to link as many of those separate Brebner/Bremner family groups as is possible. This is a large project, and while I now have over 450 family genealogies listed by area, I welcome any new information, and especially any corrections to my data.
If this is your first visit to my site, please have a look here for some helpful pointers to make the most of your time. For those of you who have stopped by before, a quick look at current updates will let you know what's new. My sporadic newsletters also have more general information about research in Scotland that may also be of interest.
I would especially like to hear from you if you think you may be related to my own Brebner genealogy. Who am I? Look here for some more information about me. John Brebner, your host at 2 years
 John A. Brebner, c 1950.
2013 News
After almost a year of neglect, I'm once again looking at the website for additions and improvements. At present (April 16, 2013) I have added almost 100 updates to the over 450 compiled genealogies. These all remain under the same numbered links as before. During the past six months, I have added many newspaper articles that give a glimpse into the personal lives of the people detailed in those compilations.

The recent problems with the BMD and UK census database searches generating incorrect information have been corrected, and those datasets are now current to April 2013.


2013 Spring Luncheon!

John A. Brebner
22 April 2013
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