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The roots of the Broughman surname reach back to the language of the Viking settlers who populated the rugged shores of Scotland in the Medieval era. The Broughman surname comes from someone having lived in the places named Overbrough and Netherbrough in Harray, in the Orkney Islands. It is believed that the origins of the Broughman name are Norse, but it is not known if the place or personal name came first.

Broughman Early Origins



The surname Broughman was first found in the Orkneys, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Broughman Spelling Variations


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Broughman Spelling Variations



Few standards of spelling and translation existed in the Middle Ages. spelling variations, are thus, an extremely common occurrence in records of ancient Scottish names. Over the years, Broughman has been spelled Brough, Burgh, Brugh, Broughe, Burghe, Brughe, Bruche and many more.

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Broughman Early History


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Broughman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Broughman research. Another 394 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1530, 1557, 1600, 1643, and 1671 are included under the topic Early Broughman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Broughman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Broughman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Broughman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Land and opportunity greeted all those who made it across the Atlantic. These settlers and their children went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. Clan societies and other Scottish organizations have preserved much of this heritage for the ancestors of those brave Scots. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name Broughman to North America: Edward Brough settled in Virginia in 1642; James Brough settled in Jamaica in 1685; George Brough settled in Savannah, Georgia in 1774; with his wife Barbara, three sons and a daughter.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Broughman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Broughman (post 1700)



  • Brian J. Broughman, American Associate Professor of Law at Indiana University, Bloomington

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