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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.

Bromwich Early Origins



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

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Bromwich Spelling Variations


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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.

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Bromwich Early History


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Bromwich Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bromwich research. Another 461 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1221, 1225, 1500, 1581, 1583, 1748, 1771, 1640 and 1702 are included under the topic Early Bromwich History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bromwich Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bromwich Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bromwich 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 Bromwich or a variant listed above:

Bromwich Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Bromwich who arrived in America in 1763

Bromwich Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Annie Bromwich, aged 18, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Readman" in 1872
  • Emily Bromwich, aged 15, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Readman" in 1872
  • Henry Bromwich, aged 44, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Edinburgh" in 1873
  • Elizabeth Bromwich, aged 44, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Edinburgh" in 1873
  • Maria Bromwich, aged 22, a housemaid, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Edinburgh" in 1873
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bromwich (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bromwich (post 1700)



  • Elroy W. Bromwich, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1956
  • David Bromwich, author and Professor of English at Yale University

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    11. ...

    The Bromwich Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bromwich 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 1 February 2016 at 09:08.

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