Brammall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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 (Bromale.) [1] In more recent years, the township is known as Bramhall and is found in the parish and union of Stockport, hundred of Macclesfield, Chester.

"The manorial mansion is a curious edifice of timber and brick plastered over; it stands on elevated ground, and possesses great interest, as part of the wooden building is supposed to date as far back as the reign of John. At the south-east angle is the domestic chapel, apparently of the time of Richard III., having a flat panelled roof, and a considerable quantity of painted glass in the windows." [2]

The place name literally means "nook of land where broom grows" derived from the Old English words "brom" + "halh" [3].

The first record of the family was listed in the source, Earwaker's East Cheshire where Mathew de Bromale was listed as holding lands in Cheshire, temp. 1150. [4]

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.

Important Dates for the Brammall family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brammall research. Another 62 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1502, 1594, 1663, 1635, 1659, 1653 and 1654 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)

Notables of the family at this time include John Bramhall, Mayor of Pontefract in 1502; and John Bramhall (1594 -1663) an Anglican theologian and apologist, Archbishop of Armagh, Primate of All Ireland. He was born in Pontefract...
Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brammall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brammall migration to the United States

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 [5]

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

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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. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. ^ 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)
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