name Bramah comes from when the family resided in Bramhall in Greater Manchester. Bromale
was a township in the parish of Stockport.
Early Origins of the Bramah family
The surname Bramah was first found in Greater Manchester where the place dates back to at least the Domesday Book
where it is listed as Bramale. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
The place name literally means "nook of land where broom grows" derived from the Old English words "brom" + "halh" CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
. However, some of the family has Scottish roots as noted by Broomhall Castle, built in 1874, located in Menstrie, Clackmannanshire
. It is still in good condition and today is in use as a hotel.
Early History of the Bramah family
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Bramah Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Bramah has been recorded under many different variations, including Bramhall, Bramall, Bramhill, Brammall, Bramwell and others.
Early Notables of the Bramah family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bramah family to Ireland
Some of the Bramah family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Bramah family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bramah or a variant listed above:
Bramah Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- J. F. Bramah, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
Bramah Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Beatrice Bramah, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1903
- Lily N. Bramah, aged 33, who emigrated to America from Liverpool, England, in 1910
- Arthur Bramah, aged 11, who landed in America from Liverpool, England, in 1910
- James A. Bramah, aged 70, who landed in America from New Zealand, in 1911
- Percy Bramah, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1919
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Contemporary Notables of the name Bramah (post 1700)
- Joseph Bramah (1749-1814), English inventor, best known for having invented the hydraulic press
- Martin Bramah (b. 1957), British musician
The Bramah Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Sanguine Christe tuo
Motto Translation: By Thy Blood O' Christ.