Origins Available: English
The name Broohan finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons
. It was given to one who worked as a person dwelling within a borough and occupying an important position akin to that of reeve. The surname Broohan may also reflect the occupation
of a chamberlain or servant of the bower.
However, Broohan may also be a patronymic
surname which means the son of Bruman.
Early Origins of the Broohan family
The surname Broohan was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Broohan family
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Broohan Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Broohan has been recorded under many different variations, including Brooman, Bruman, Brunman, Bromman, Brounman and many more.
Early Notables of the Broohan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Broohan family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Broohan or a variant listed above: William Brooman who sailed to Barbados in 1694.