The Norman Conquest
in 1066 added many new elements to an already vibrant culture. Among these were thousands of new names. The Brimstom family lived at Brimstone Hall at Little Wakering in Essex
. Originally the family came from Briencun in Normandy
Early Origins of the Brimstom family
The surname Brimstom 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 Brimstom family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brimstom research.Another 475 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1240, 1274, 1379, 1500, 1633, 1638 and 1777 are included under the topic Early Brimstom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brimstom Spelling Variations
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Brimson, Brimsone, Brimstone, Brymstone, Briencun, Brinzun, Brinsun, Brimsun and many more.
Early Notables of the Brimstom family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brimstom family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World 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 stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Brimstom or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.