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The ancestors of the name Bramhall date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in Bramhall in Greater Manchester. Bromale was a township in the parish of Stockport.

Bramhall Early Origins



The surname Bramhall was first found in Greater Manchester where the place dates back to at least the Domesday Book where it is listed as Bramale. [1]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" [2]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, Scotland. It is still in good condition and today is in use as a hotel.

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Bramhall Spelling Variations


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Bramhall Spelling Variations



Bramhall has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Bramhall, Bramall, Bramhill, Brammall, Bramwell and others.

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Bramhall Early History


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Bramhall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bramhall research. Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1502, 1594, 1663 and 1635 are included under the topic Early Bramhall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bramhall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bramhall Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bramhall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bramhall In Ireland


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Bramhall In Ireland



Some of the Bramhall family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 82 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Bramhalls to arrive on North American shores:

Bramhall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Bramhall who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1858
  • Thomas Bramhall arrived in Philadelphia in 1860
  • Eleonore Bramhall, aged 17, who settled in America, in 1896

Bramhall Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles Bramhall, aged 22, who landed in America from York, in 1904
  • Gladys Bramhall, aged 26, who emigrated to America from Liverpool, in 1905
  • Jaques Bramhall, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Kingston, Jamaica, in 1907
  • Elizabeth Bramhall, aged 4, who emigrated to the United States from Stockport, England, in 1910
  • Fred Bramhall, aged 29, who landed in America from Bredbury, England, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bramhall Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Bramhall, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on March 6, 1848, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip, Australia in 1848 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bramhall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bramhall (post 1700)



  • Doyle Bramhall (b. 1949), American Blues singer, songwriter, drummer
  • Dr. E. H. Bramhall, American physicist of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition in 193335, eponym of Mount Bramhall, Antarctica
  • Steven Bramhall (b. 1967), former English cricketer
  • John Bramhall (b. 1956), former English professional footballer
  • Arthur Washington "Art" Bramhall (1909-1985), American Major League Baseball third baseman with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1935
  • Dorothy Bramhall, British actress

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Bramhall Historic Events


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Bramhall Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Harold Bramhall (b. 1918), English Joiner 4th Class serving for the Royal Navy Special Reserve from Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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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.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip, Australia in 1848 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1848

Other References

  1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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The Bramhall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bramhall 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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