Broomb History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Broomb comes from the family having resided in any one of a number of similarly named settlements. Bramham and Braham were found in the West Riding of Yorkshire and Brantham was found in Suffolk. Braham Hall was in Essex, as was Bream's Farm.

Early Origins of the Broomb family

The surname Broomb was first found in the West Riding of Yorkshire, at Braham, a parish, in the Upper division of the wapentake of Barkstone-Ash. "A battle was fought here in 1408, between Sir Thomas Rokeby, sheriff of Yorkshire, and the Earl of Northumberland, in which the earl was defeated and slain, and by which the possession of the county was secured to Henry IV. " [1]

Early History of the Broomb family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Broomb research. Another 232 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1379, 1500, 1600, 1751, 1555, 1555, 1602, 1681, 1660, 1718, 1707 and 1718 are included under the topic Early Broomb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Broomb Spelling Variations

Broomb 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: Braham, Braim, Bramham, Brame, Braem and others.

Early Notables of the Broomb family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Johannes de Brame, a prominent 14th century landholder in Yorkshire. Robert Braham ( fl. 1555), edited in 1555 'The Auncient Historic and onely trewe and syncere Cronicle of the warres betwixte the Grecians and the Troyans … translated into Englyshe...
Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Broomb Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Broomb family

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 Broombs to arrive on North American shores: Francis Bramham who arrived in Virginia 1756.



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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