Bromham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancient name of Bromham finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a person dwelling within a borough and occupying an important position akin to that of reeve. The surname Bromham may also reflect the occupation of a chamberlain or servant of the bower. However, Bromham may also be a patronymic surname which means the son of Bruman.
Early Origins of the Bromham family
The surname Bromham was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Bromham family
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Bromham Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bromham family name include Brooman, Bruman, Brunman, Bromman, Brounman and many more.
Early Notables of the Bromham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bromham family
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bromham surname or a spelling variation of the name include : William Brooman who sailed to Barbados in 1694.
Contemporary Notables of the name Bromham (post 1700) +
Historic Events for the Bromham family +
- Mr. Cecil Roy Bromham, British Petty Officer Cook "S", who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking 
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