Origins Available: English
The founding heritage of the Brooment family is in the Anglo-Saxon
culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Brooment comes from when one of the family worked as a person dwelling within a borough and occupying an important position akin to that of reeve. The surname Brooment may also reflect the occupation
of a chamberlain or servant of the bower.
However, Brooment may also be a patronymic
surname which means the son of Bruman.
Early Origins of the Brooment family
The surname Brooment was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Brooment family
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Brooment Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Brooment has been spelled many different ways, including Brooman, Bruman, Brunman, Bromman, Brounman and many more.
Early Notables of the Brooment family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brooment family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Brooments to arrive in North America: William Brooman who sailed to Barbados in 1694.