Origins Available: English
The name Broham is Anglo-Saxon
in origin. It was a name given to a person dwelling within a borough and occupying an important position akin to that of reeve. The surname Broham may also reflect the occupation
of a chamberlain or servant of the bower.
However, Broham may also be a patronymic
surname which means the son of Bruman.
Early Origins of the Broham family
The surname Broham was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Broham family
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Broham Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Broham include Brooman, Bruman, Brunman, Bromman, Brounman and many more.
Early Notables of the Broham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Broham family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Broham were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Broham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- J Broham, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)