Origins Available: English
The name Bromand 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 Bromand may also reflect the occupation
of a chamberlain or servant of the bower.
However, Bromand may also be a patronymic
surname which means the son of Bruman.
Early Origins of the Bromand family
The surname Bromand was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bromand family
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Bromand 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 Bromand include Brooman, Bruman, Brunman, Bromman, Brounman and many more.
Early Notables of the Bromand family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bromand 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 Bromand were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: William Brooman who sailed to Barbados in 1694.