Bromwake is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in the settlement of West Bromwich in Staffordshire
, or in the place called Little Bromwich in Warwickshire
. Castle Bromwich is a suburb situated within the northern part of the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull.
Early Origins of the Bromwake family
The surname Bromwake was first found in Warwickshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bromwake family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bromwake research.Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1221, 1225, 1500, 1581, 1583, 1748, 1771, 1640, 1702 and 1554 are included under the topic Early Bromwake History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bromwake 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 Bromwake family name include Bromage, Bromwich, Bromige, Brommage, Bromwiz, Bromwic, Bromidge and many more.
Early Notables of the Bromwake family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: John Bromage, patron of Bromsberrow Vicarage in Gloucestershire
during the 16th century; and Andrew Bromwich (c.1640-1702), an English... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bromwake Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bromwake family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, 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 Bromwake surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Henry Bromage who arrived in Virginia in 1622 and Samuel Bromwich who arrived in America in 1763.