name Bromwiz comes from the family having resided in the settlement of West Bromwich in
. Castle Bromwich is a suburb situated within the northern part of the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull.
from ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bromwiz 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 Bromwiz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bromwiz has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Bromage, Bromwich, Bromige, Brommage, Bromwiz, Bromwic, Bromidge and many more.
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 Bromwiz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Bromwizs to arrive on North American shores: Henry Bromage who arrived in Virginia in 1622 and Samuel Bromwich who arrived in America in 1763.