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Where did the Scottish Brough family come from? What is the Scottish Brough family crest and coat of arms? When did the Brough family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Brough family history?Brough comes from a place name. The roots of this Scottish place name; however date back to the great movement of the Norse Vikings. The ancestors of the Brough family lived in the places named Overbrough and Netherbrough in Harray, in the Orkney Islands. It is believed that the origins of the Brough name are Norse, but it is not known if the place or personal name came first.
Spelling and translation were quite undeveloped in the Middle Ages. Consequently, the spelling of Scottish names was an inconsistent practice, usually governed by the unique ear of the scribe recording the name. Over the years, Brough was spelled Brough, Burgh, Brugh, Broughe, Burghe, Brughe, Bruche and many more.
First found in the Orkneys, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brough research. Another 394 words(28 lines of text) covering the years 1530, 1557, 1600, 1643, and 1671 are included under the topic Early Brough History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 20 words(1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brough Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Opportunity and land greeted those who made it all the way. Some had the opportunity to solidify their new freedom by fighting in the American War of Independence, while others went or stayed north as United Empire Loyalists. Recently, the ancestors of those brave settlers have been able to recover much of their heritage through Clan societies and other patriotic organizations. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Brough:
Brough Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
- William Brough, who arrived in Maryland in 1636
- Thomas Brough, who landed in Virginia in 1637
- Edward Brough settled in Virginia in 1642
- Andrew Brough, who landed in Maryland in 1659
- James Brough settled in Jamaica in 1685
Brough Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
- Heronimus Brough settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1743
- Heronimus Brough, aged 21, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743
- George Brough settled in Savannah, Georgia in 1774, with his wife Barbara, three sons and a daughter
- George Brough, aged 35, landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1774
Brough Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
- John Brough, who landed in New York in 1819
- Mr. Brough, aged 45, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1850
- Mrs. Brough, aged 35, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1850
- Charles Brough, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1873
- John Brough (1811-1865), American politician, Civil War governor of Ohio (1864-65)
- Robert Brough (1872-1905), Scottish painter
- Mary Bessie Brough (1863-1934), English actress in theatre, silent films and early talkies
- Andrew Brough, New Zealand singer, songwriter and guitarist
- Michael Brough (b. 1981), English professional footballer
- Peter Brough (1916-1999), English radio ventriloquist
- Rob Brough, Australian news presenter
- Joseph "Joe" Brough (1886-1968), English footballer
- Gregory "Greg" Brough (b. 1951), Australian long distance freestyle swimmer
- Robert Barnabas Brough (1828-1860), English writer
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The Brough Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brough Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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