Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in Yorkshire, where the name Broomhead was a place-name describing a hilltop with broom bushes.
Early Origins of the Broomhead family
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 Broomhead family
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Broomhead Spelling Variations
hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Broomhead have been found, including Broomhead, Bromeheuede, Bromehed, Broomehed, Bromhead, Brumhead, Brumit and many more.
Early Notables of the Broomhead family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Broomhead family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Broomheads to arrive on North American shores:
Broomhead Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Broomhead Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Broomhead (post 1700)
The Broomhead 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.
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