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The origins of the Bromfield name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Bromfield was originally derived from a family having lived near an area of open land covered with broom, which is a type of shrub which usually has small yellow flowers. The surname Bromfield may also be derived from residence in one of the places called Broomfield in the counties of Kent, Essex, or Somerset, or in one of the settlements called Bromfield in Cumberland (Cumbria) or at Broomfield in Shropshire.

Bromfield Early Origins



The surname Bromfield was first found in Cumberland where their ancient manor and estates were at Hames Hall. They became one of the distinguished families of Cumberland. They also became responsible for the defense of the East March of the English Scottish border along with the Greys and the Dunnes. The place name was first spelt Brounefled ( c. 1125) and was derived from the Old English words brom + fled. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
One of the earliest records of the name was Edmund de Bromfield (Edmund Bromfeld or Bramfield) (died 1393), an English Benedictine monk who became bishop of Llandaff.

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Bromfield Spelling Variations


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Bromfield Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Bromfield include Broomfield, Broomfeild, Bromfield, Broomfelde and many more.

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Bromfield Early History


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Bromfield Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bromfield research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1st , 1610, 1666, 1689, 1650, 1604, 1622, 1631, 1704, 1636, 1672, 1733, 1647, 1621, 1624, 1550, 1610, 1683 and 1647 are included under the topic Early Bromfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bromfield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bromfield Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Sir John Bromfield, 1st Baronet (c. 1610-c. 1666) of Southwark in Surrey, High Sheriff od Surrey in 1689; Arthur Bromfield (died 1650), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1604 and 1622; Sir Edward Bromfield (c. 1631-1704), 2nd Baronet...

Another 77 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bromfield Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Bromfield Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mark Bromfield settled in Virginia in 1645
  • Margaret Bromfield, who landed in Maryland in 1664
  • Richard Bromfield, who landed in Maryland or Virginia in 1666
  • Ffrancis Bromfield, aged 24, arrived in Barbados in 1684

Bromfield Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Bromfield settled in New England in 1758
  • Henry Bromfield who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1766

Bromfield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Bromfield, who arrived in New York in 1852

Bromfield Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Bromfield, aged 30, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Himalaya"
  • George Bromfield arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Himalaya" in 1849
  • Percy Bromfield arrived in Sydney aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bromfield (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bromfield (post 1700)



  • John Bromfield (1922-2005), American actor
  • Louis Bromfield (1896-1956), American author, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for "Early Autumn"
  • William Arnold Bromfield (1801-1851), English botanist
  • William Bromfield (1712-1792), English surgeon
  • William Bromfield (1868-1950), English trade unionist and Labour Party Member of Parliament
  • Dionne Bromfield (b. 1996), English singer
  • Harry Dudley Bromfield (b. 1932), former South African cricketer
  • Lois Bromfield, Canadian comedic actor, writer, and television producer
  • Andrew Bromfield, British editor and translator of Russia n works
  • Valri Bromfield (b. 1949), Canadian comedian, actor, writer, and television producer

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Bromfield Historic Events


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Bromfield Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Thomas William Bromfield, British Marine, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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The Bromfield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bromfield Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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