Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • French : from a variant of Old French bracel ‘bracelet’.
  • French : from a derivative of Old French brace, a measure of length equivalent to two outstretched arms, hence probably a metonymic occupational name for someone whose job involved taking measurements.
  • German : nickname for a glutton, from Swabian prasslen ‘to indulge or feast’.