Bromell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The lineage of the name Bromell begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the parish of Bramhall in Cheshire. The name is literally from the Old English words brom which means broom and halh which means hollow. Combined they mean hollow where the broom (gorse) grows.
Early Origins of the Bromell family
The surname Bromell was first found in Cheshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Important Dates for the Bromell family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bromell research. Another 314 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1182, 1190, 1273, 1295, 1500, 1758, 1778, 1796, 1830, and 1840 are included under the topic Early Bromell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bromell Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Bromell has undergone many spelling variations, including Brummell, Bromell, Bramhall, Bromhale, Bromhal, Bromehall, Brumel, Bromhill, Bromhulle and many more.
Early Notables of the Bromell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bromell family
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Bromell were among those contributors: John Brumwell, who settled in Barbados in 1635; Richard Bromwell, who came to Maryland in 1674; Wm. Brumwell, who arrived in Virginia in 1665; Anne Brumwell, who came to Virginia in 1703.
Contemporary Notables of the name Bromell (post 1700)
- Lorenzo Alexis Bromell (b. 1975), American former NFL defensive end
- Henry Bromell (b. 1947), American author, screenwriter, and director
- Newton Bromell, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1864 
- Tony Bromell (b. 1932), former Irish educationist and Fianna Fáil politician
- Craig Bromell, Canadian radio personality
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