Origins Available: English, Irish
Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a person dwelling within a borough and occupying an important position akin to that of reeve. The surname Brooghan may also reflect the occupation of a chamberlain or servant of the bower. However, Brooghan may also be a patronymic surname which means the son of Bruman.
Early Origins of the Brooghan family
Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Brooghan family
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Brooghan Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Brooghan family name include Brooman, Bruman, Brunman, Bromman, Brounman and many more.
Early Notables of the Brooghan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brooghan family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, 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 Brooghan surname or a spelling variation of the name include : William Brooman who sailed to Barbados in 1694.
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