In ancient Anglo-Saxon England
, the ancestors of the Bromedge surname lived in the settlement of West Bromwich in Staffordshire
, or in the place called Little Bromwich in Warwickshire
. Castle Bromwich is a suburb situated within the northern part of the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull.
Early Origins of the Bromedge family
The surname Bromedge was first found in Warwickshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bromedge family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bromedge research.Another 352 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1221, 1225, 1500, 1581, 1583, 1748, 1771, 1640, 1702 and 1554 are included under the topic Early Bromedge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bromedge Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Bromedge are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Bromedge include: Bromage, Bromwich, Bromige, Brommage, Bromwiz, Bromwic, Bromidge and many more.
Early Notables of the Bromedge family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: John Bromage, patron of Bromsberrow Vicarage in Gloucestershire
during the 16th century; and Andrew Bromwich (c.1640-1702), an English... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bromedge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bromedge family to Ireland
Some of the Bromedge family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 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 Bromedge family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bromedge or a variant listed above: Henry Bromage who arrived in Virginia in 1622 and Samuel Bromwich who arrived in America in 1763.