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The history of the Bramwell family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in Bramhall in Greater Manchester. Bromale was a township in the parish of Stockport.

Bramwell Early Origins



The surname Bramwell 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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Bramwell Spelling Variations


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Bramwell Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Bramwell include Bramhall, Bramall, Bramhill, Brammall, Bramwell and others.

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Bramwell Early History


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Bramwell Early History



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

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Bramwell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bramwell Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Bramwell In Ireland


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Bramwell In Ireland



Some of the Bramwell 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


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bramwell or a variant listed above:

Bramwell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alfred, Ezra, Joseph, and Samuel Bramwell who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1851 and 1880

Bramwell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John T Bramwell landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bramwell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bramwell (post 1700)



  • Professor John Crighton Bramwell (1889-1976), English physician and university professor
  • John Bramwell, English singer and songwriter
  • John Milne Bramwell (1852-1925), Scottish physician and author
  • Frederick Bramwell (1818-1903), British mechanical engineer

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Motto


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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)

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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The Bramwell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bramwell 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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