The present generation of the Bromwitch family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from 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 Bromwitch family
The surname Bromwitch was first found in Warwickshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bromwitch family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bromwitch research.Another 352 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1221, 1225, 1500, 1581, 1583, 1748, 1771, 1640, 1702 and 1554 are included under the topic Early Bromwitch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bromwitch Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Bromwitch include Bromage, Bromwich, Bromige, Brommage, Bromwiz, Bromwic, Bromidge and many more.
Early Notables of the Bromwitch 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 Bromwitch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bromwitch family to Ireland
Some of the Bromwitch family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bromwitch family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Bromwitch were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Henry Bromage who arrived in Virginia in 1622 and Samuel Bromwich who arrived in America in 1763.