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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.

Bromham Early Origins



The surname Bromham was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Bromham Spelling Variations


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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.

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Bromham Early History


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Bromham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bromham research. Another 433 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1199, 1211, 1327, 1372, 1500, and 1749 are included under the topic Early Bromham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bromham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bromham Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bromham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Bromham Historic Events


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Bromham Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Cecil Roy Bromham, British Petty Officer Cook "S", who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Bromham Family Crest Products


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Bromham Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Bromham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bromham 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.

    This page was last modified on 13 November 2014 at 16:22.

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