Brimsombe is a name that first reached England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Brimsombe family lived at Brimstone Hall at Little Wakering in Essex
. Originally the family came from Briencun in Normandy
Early Origins of the Brimsombe family
The surname Brimsombe was first found in Essex
, where they held a family seat
after the Norman Conquest
. The family came from Briencun in Normandy
and has left its name in Brimstone Hall at Little Wakering in Essex.
Early History of the Brimsombe family
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Brimsombe Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations
are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Brimsombe has been recorded under many different variations, including Brimson, Brimsone, Brimstone, Brymstone, Briencun, Brinzun, Brinsun, Brimsun and many more.
Early Notables of the Brimsombe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brimsombe family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England
, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Brimsombes were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.