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The ancestors of the name Broomhead date back to the days of the 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.

Broomhead Early Origins



The surname Broomhead 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." [1]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.” [2]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)

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Broomhead Spelling Variations


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Broomhead Spelling Variations



Broomhead has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few 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. Broomhead, Bromeheuede, Bromehed, Broomehed, Bromhead, Brumhead, Brumit and many more.

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Broomhead Early History


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Broomhead Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Broomhead research. Another 451 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1290, 1377, 1399, 1440, 1500, 1667, 1772 and 1784 are included under the topic Early Broomhead History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Broomhead Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Broomhead Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Broomhead Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

  • Joseph Broomhead, who arrived in New York city in 1819
  • Joseph Broomhead, who arrived in New York in 1819
  • George Broomhead, who was naturalized in Wisconsin in 1862
  • James Broomhead who arrived in Philadelphia in 1870

Broomhead Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ann Broomhead, who was recorded in the Ontario census of 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Broomhead (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Broomhead (post 1700)



  • William T. Broomhead (1913-1971), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1956 (alternate), 1960; Rhode Island Republican State Chair, 1958
  • John A. Broomhead, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Southampton, 1916-17
  • Esther Ann Broomhead, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1960
  • Phillip Broomhead, English ballet dancer
  • Dave Broomhead, Professor in Applied Mathematics at the University of Manchester

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Motto


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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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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  11. ...

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