Bromanting History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Bromanting was brought to England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Bromanting family lived in the county of Kent. The family name originates in the Duchy of Brabant in Normandy, and it is from this place that the village and parish of Braborne takes its name. In Normandy, the name was associated with mercenary-style soldiering, and the family was renowned as a group of valiant fighters, particularly in William the Conqueror's army at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
Early Origins of the Bromanting family
The surname Bromanting was first found in the counties of Kent where they arrived from the Duchy of Brabant and gave their name to the village and parish of Braborne in the shire. They were granted a manor and estates soon after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 by Duke William of Normandy. In William's army the Brabants were known by their distinctive name, the Great Warrior.
Early History of the Bromanting family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bromanting research. Another 55 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1590 and 1654 are included under the topic Early Bromanting History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bromanting Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Braborne, Brabant, Braban, Brabourne, Braband, Branantine and many more.
Early Notables of the Bromanting family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Theophilius Babourne (b. 1590), English writer on the Sabbath question, a native of Norwich. "The date of his birth is fixed by his own statement in 1654: 'I...
Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bromanting Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bromanting family to Ireland
Some of the Bromanting family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 34 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bromanting family
To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Bromanting or a variant listed above: Alexander Brabant landed in the Somers Islands in 1635; but later transferred to Jamaica, and thence to the mainland. By 1651 he had settled in Boston Massachusetts where he now spelled his name Braband. Sarah Braban settled in Virginia in 1654.