Brimstome is one of the many names that the Normans
brought with them when they conquered England
in 1066. The Brimstome family lived at Brimstone Hall at Little Wakering in Essex
. Originally the family came from Briencun in Normandy
Early Origins of the Brimstome family
The surname Brimstome 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 Brimstome family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brimstome 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 Brimstome History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brimstome Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations
. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Brimson, Brimsone, Brimstone, Brymstone, Briencun, Brinzun, Brinsun, Brimsun and many more.
Early Notables of the Brimstome family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brimstome family to the New World and Oceana
Because of the political and religious discontent in England
, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Brimstome name or one of its variants: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.