The origins of the Brammall name come from when the Anglo-Saxon
tribes ruled over Britain. The name Brammall was originally derived from a family having lived in Bramhall in Greater Manchester. Bromale
was a township in the parish of Stockport.
Early Origins of the Brammall family
The surname Brammall 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 Brammall family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brammall research.Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1502, 1594, 1663 and 1635 are included under the topic Early Brammall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brammall Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Brammall include Bramhall, Bramall, Bramhill, Brammall, Bramwell and others.
Early Notables of the Brammall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brammall family to Ireland
Some of the Brammall 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.
Migration of the Brammall family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Brammall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Brammall, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1832
- Samuel Brammall, aged 45, who arrived in Missouri in 1838 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Brammall (post 1700)
- Jack Brammall (b. 1879), English actor, known for Terror Island (1920), A Warrior Bold (1912) and The Decoy (1915)
- Bertha Southey Brammall (1878-1957), Australian writer and direct descendant of English Poet Laureate Robert Southey
- Bridget Brammall (b. 1965), British actress, known for Bloody Weekend (1994), Paper Mask (1990) and Coronation Street: The Feature Length Special (1995)
- Patrick Brammall (b. 1977), Australian actor, best known for his roles as Sean Moody in A Moody Christmas, Leo Taylor in Offspring and for his starring role on Glitch
The Brammall 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.