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The ancestors of the Broome family first reached the shores of England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. Their name is derived from the name of a plant. The family name claims direct descent from the Earls of Anjou, who changed their name to Broome after a pilgrimage to the crusades and the Holy Land. As the story goes, the Earl of Anjou, wore a sprig of Broome as a symbol of humility. He then took the name of the plant as his name.

Broome Early Origins



The surname Broome was first found in Kent where Eustace de la Brome was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. The same census lists William de Broom and Henry de Brom in Norfolk. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
By the time of King Edward III (1312-1377), records of the name were found in Somerset: Nicholas atte Brome and William atte Brome. Another early branch of the family was found in the parish of Holton in Oxfordshire. "The church is a cruciform structure, with a chapel attached to the north aisle, and another to the south; the latter, which appears to be the less ancient, was built by William Brome, who in 1461 was buried in a vault underneath it. In the parish register is recorded the marriage of Ireton to Bridget, daughter of Oliver Cromwell, which took place June 15th, 1646, in the mansion-house of the Whorwood family, to whom the estate was conveyed by marriage with the heiress of George Brome." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Broome Spelling Variations


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Broome Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Broome, Broom, Brome and others.

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Broome Early History


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Broome Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Broome research. Another 631 words (45 lines of text) covering the years 1366, 1550, 1600, 1485, 1620, 1666, 1719, 1689 and 1745 are included under the topic Early Broome History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Broome Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Broome Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Henry Broome, who died at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485; Alexander Brome (1620-1666), an English poet; James Brome (died 1719), an English clergyman and travel writer...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Broome Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Broome or a variant listed above:

Broome Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Roger Broome who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635
  • Marie Broome, aged 10, arrived in America in 1635
  • Lucretia Broome, who arrived in Maryland in 1679

Broome Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Broome of Yorkshire, who settled in New York in 1732
  • Sarah and Francis Broome settled in Maryland in 1775

Broome Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Broome, English convict from Worcester, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832

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Contemporary Notables of the name Broome (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Broome (post 1700)



  • Milton Broome, American Republican politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives from Clay County 1st District, 1964
  • John Dozier Broome (d. 1898), American politician, Delegate to Florida State Constitutional Convention, 1885; Circuit Judge in Florida, 1887-98
  • John Broome (1738-1810), American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County, 1800-02; Member of New York State Senate Southern District, 1803-04; Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1804-10
  • James R. Broome, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Keyser, West Virginia, 1962-64 (acting, 1962-64)
  • James Emilius Broome (1808-1883), American Democrat politician, Merchant; Planter; Lawyer; Probate judge in Florida, 1843-48; Governor of Florida, 1853-57; Member of Florida State Senate, 1861
  • James E. Broome, American politician, Member of Florida State Senate, 1897
  • George Broome, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Mogador, 1898
  • Frank M. Broome, American politician, Member of Nebraska State House of Representatives, 1915, 1923; Candidate for Mayor of Alliance, Nebraska, 1915
  • Jerry Broome (b. 1966), American actor
  • Harvey Broome (1902-1968), American lawyer, writer and conservationist
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Broome Historic Events


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Broome Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Athol Frederick Broome (d. 1912), aged 30, English Verandah Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Broome


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Suggested Readings for the name Broome



  • Children Meet Your Ancestors by Genevieve Broome Jones.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832

Other References

  1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  11. ...

The Broome Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Broome Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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