In ancient Anglo-Saxon England
, the ancestors of the Broomhea surname lived in Yorkshire
, where the name Broomhead was a place-name describing a hilltop with broom bushes.
Early Origins of the Broomhea family
The surname Broomhea was first found in Yorkshire
, where the family held "an estate in Hallamshire which passed from the family through an heiress so early as temp.
Richard II." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
“This surname with several variants is still well known in the West Riding.” 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)
Early History of the Broomhea family
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Broomhea 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 Broomhea 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 Broomhea include: Broomhead, Bromeheuede, Bromehed, Broomehed, Bromhead, Brumhead, Brumit and many more.
Early Notables of the Broomhea family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Broomhea family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. 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 Broomhea or a variant listed above: Joseph Broomhead, who arrived in New York city in 1819; George Broomhead, who was naturalized in Wisconsin in 1862; James Broomhead who arrived in Philadelphia in 1870.
The Broomhea Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Concordia Res Crescunt
Motto Translation: Things increase by union.