Origins Available: English
The ancient name of Brooghan finds its origins with the ancient 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
The surname Brooghan was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Brooghan family
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Brooghan Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, 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.