The present generation of the Broombe family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient
culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in any one of a number of similarly named settlements. Bramham and Braham were found in the West Riding of
. Braham Hall was in
, as was Bream's Farm.
from ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Broombe research.Another 232 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1379, 1500, 1600, 1751, 1602, 1681, 1660, 1718, 1707 and 1718 are included under the topic Early Broombe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Broombe include Braham, Braim, Bramham, Brame, Braem and others.
Notables of this surname at this time include: Johannes de Brame, a prominent 14th century landholder in Yorkshire; Sir Arnold Braemes (1602-1681), an English merchant and politician who sat... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Broombe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Broombe were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Francis Bramham who arrived in Virginia 1756.