Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Broomfelde family once lived near an area of open land covered with broom, which is a type of shrub which usually has small yellow flowers. The surname Broomfelde may also be derived from residence in one of the places called Broomfield in the counties of Kent, Essex, or Somerset, or in one of the settlements called Bromfield in Cumberland (Cumbria) or at Broomfield in Shropshire.
Early Origins of the Broomfelde family
Cumberland where their ancient manor and estates were at Hames Hall. They became one of the distinguished families of Cumberland. They also became responsible for the defense of the East March of the English Scottish border along with the Greys and the Dunnes. The place name was first spelt Brounefled (c. 1125) and was derived from the Old English words brom + fled. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4) One of the earliest records of the name was Edmund de Bromfield (Edmund Bromfeld or Bramfield) (died 1393), an English Benedictine monk who became bishop of Llandaff.
Early History of the Broomfelde family
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Broomfelde Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Broomfelde family name include Broomfield, Broomfeild, Bromfield, Broomfelde and many more.
Early Notables of the Broomfelde family (pre 1700)
Baronet (c. 1610-c. 1666) of Southwark in Surrey, High Sheriff od Surrey in 1689; Arthur Bromfield (died 1650), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1604 and 1622; Sir Edward Bromfield (c. 1631-1704), 2nd Baronet...
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Migration of the Broomfelde family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Broomfelde surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Henry Bromfield who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1766; Mark Bromfield settled in Virginia in 1645; James Bromfield settled in New England in 1758.
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