It was in the Scottish/English Borderlands that the Strathclyde-Briton people first used the ancient name Brawm. It was a name for someone who lived in Galloway
in the southwest of Scotland
. The Rhiged lived in what later became the northern English counties of Cumberland
, and Lancashire
Early Origins of the Brawm family
The surname Brawm was first found in Westmorland
, at Brougham Castle a medieval building about 2 miles (3.2 km) south-east of Penrith in what is now known as Cumbria
. “The De Burghams held it temp.
Edward the Confessor.” CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
This castle was built on an ancient Roman fort named Brocavum and was originally at the intersection of three Roman roads.
Early History of the Brawm family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brawm research.Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1050, 1778, 1868, 1665, 1698, 1778, 1868, 1780 and 1833 are included under the topic Early Brawm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brawm Spelling Variations
Scribes in Medieval Scotland
spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations
exist in names of that era. Brawm has been spelled Brougham, Bruham, Browham and others.
Early Notables of the Brawm family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Henry Brougham (1665-1698), an English divine from Scales Hall, Cumberland; Henry Peter Brougham, 1st Baron
Brougham and Vaux (1778-1868), Scottish born British statesman who... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brawm Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brawm family to Ireland
Some of the Brawm family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 53 words (4 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 Brawm family to the New World and Oceana
The number of Strathclyde Clan
families sailing for North America increased steadily as the persecution continued. In the colonies, they could find not only freedom from the iron hand of the English government, but land to settle on. The American War of Independence
allowed many of these settlers to prove their independence, while some chose to go to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots played essential roles in the forging of both great nations. Among them: George Brougham who settled in Maryland in 1774; Mrs. Brougham arrived in San Francisco California in 1852.
The Brawm 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: Pro rege lege grege
Motto Translation: For King, the law, and the people.