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The ancient history of the Bromhead name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in Yorkshire, where the name Broomhead was a place-name describing a hilltop with broom bushes.

Bromhead Early Origins



The surname Bromhead was first found in Yorkshire, where the family held "an estate in Hallamshire which passed from the family through an heiress so early as temp. Richard II." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
“This surname with several variants is still well known in the West Riding.” [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Bromhead Spelling Variations


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Bromhead Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Bromhead include Broomhead, Bromeheuede, Bromehed, Broomehed, Bromhead, Brumhead, Brumit and many more.

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Bromhead Early History


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Bromhead Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bromhead research. Another 451 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1290, 1377, 1399, 1440, 1500, 1667, 1772 and 1784 are included under the topic Early Bromhead History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bromhead Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bromhead Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bromhead 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bromhead or a variant listed above: Joseph Broomhead, who arrived in New York city in 1819; George Broomhead, who was naturalized in Wisconsin in 1862; James Broomhead who arrived in Philadelphia in 1870.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bromhead (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bromhead (post 1700)



  • Lieutenant-General Sir Gonville Bromhead (1758-1822), 1st Baronet of Thurlby Hall, English peer and officer
  • Major Gonville Bromhead (1845-1892), British Army officer, Victoria Cross recipient for his actions in the defence of Rorke's Drift in January 1879
  • Sir John Desmond Gonville Bromhead (b. 1943), 6th Baronet of Thurlby Hall, English peer
  • Sir Edmund de Gonville Bromhead (1791-1870), 3rd Baronet of Thurlby Hall, English peer
  • Sir Benjamin Denis Gonville Bromhead (1900-1981), 5th Baronet of Thurlby Hall, English peer
  • Sir Benjamin Parnell Bromhead (1838-1935), 4th Baronet of Thurlby Hall, English peer
  • Peter Bromhead (b. 1933), New Zealand cartoonist and illustrator
  • Sir Edward Thomas Ffrench Bromhead (1789-1855), 2nd Baronet, Irish mathematician

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Concordia Res Crescunt
Motto Translation: Things increase by union.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. 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. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. 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).
  10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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The Bromhead Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bromhead 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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