Bromwich History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The history of the Bromwich family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living 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 Bromwich family
The surname Bromwich was first found in Warwickshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Bromwich family
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Bromwich 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 Bromwich include Bromage, Bromwich, Bromige, Brommage, Bromwiz, Bromwic, Bromidge and many more.
Early Notables of the Bromwich 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...
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Bromwich migration to the United States +
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 Bromwich or a variant listed above:
Bromwich Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Samuel Bromwich who arrived in America in 1763
Bromwich migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Bromwich Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Annie Bromwich, aged 18, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Readman" in 1872
- Emily Bromwich, aged 15, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Readman" in 1872
- Miss Annie Bromwich, (b. 1854), aged 18, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Jessie Readman" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 14th December 1872 
- Miss Emily Bromwich, (b. 1857), aged 15, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Jessie Readman" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 14th December 1872 
- Henry Bromwich, aged 44, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Edinburgh" in 1873
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Contemporary Notables of the name Bromwich (post 1700) +
- John Edward Bromwich (1918-1999), Australian tennis player, four-time Wimbledon winner, nine-time Australian Open winner, one of the first great players to use a two-handed backhand, inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame
- David Bromwich, American author and Professor of English at Yale University
- Faith Nalani Bromwich, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 2008
- Elroy W. Bromwich, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1956 
- Thomas John I'Anson Bromwich (1875-1929), English mathematician from Wolverhampton, England, Fellow of the Royal Society
- Jesse Bromwich, New Zealand professional rugby league footballer from Auckland, who plays for the Melbourne Storm, older brother of Kenneath Bromwich
- Rachel Bromwich (1915-2010), British scholar, known for her studies on medieval Welsh literature
- Kenneath "Kenny" Bromwich (b. 1991), New Zealand professional rugby league footballer who plays for the Melbourne Storm
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