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The ancestors of the name Broomfield date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Broomfield family lived near an area of open land covered with broom, which is a type of shrub which usually has small yellow flowers. The surname Broomfield 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.

Broomfield Early Origins



The surname Broomfield was first found in 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. [1]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.

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Broomfield Spelling Variations


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Broomfield Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Broomfield are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Broomfield include: Broomfield, Broomfeild, Bromfield, Broomfelde and many more.

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Broomfield Early History


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Broomfield Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Broomfield research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1st , 1610, 1666, 1689, 1650, 1604, 1622, 1631, 1704, 1636, 1672, 1733, 1647, 1621, 1624, 1550, 1610, 1683 and 1647 are included under the topic Early Broomfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Broomfield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Broomfield Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Sir John Bromfield, 1st 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...

Another 77 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Broomfield Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Broomfield or a variant listed above:

Broomfield Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Broomfield who settled in Virginia in 1774
  • John Broomfield, who arrived in America in 1782

Broomfield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Broomfield, aged 28, landed in Missouri in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Broomfield (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Broomfield (post 1700)



  • William S. Broomfield (b. 1922), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Oakland County 4th District, 1949-54; Member of Michigan State Senate 12th District, 1955-56
  • Robert Cameron Broomfield (b. 1933), American politician, U.S. District Judge for Arizona, 1985-99
  • Charles S. Broomfield, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 6th District, 2004
  • Charles S. Broomfield, American Democrat politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Clay County 1st District; Elected 1964
  • Archibald Broomfield (b. 1875), American politician, Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention 25th District, 1907-08
  • William S. "Bill" Broomfield (b. 1922), American politician from Michigan
  • Fred J Broomfield (1860-1941), English-born, Australian writer
  • Herbert C. Broomfield (b. 1878), English footballer
  • Maurice W Broomfield (1916-2010), English photographer
  • Nicholas "Nick" Broomfield (b. 1948), English documentary film-maker
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  11. ...

The Broomfield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Broomfield 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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