Broomhoyd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient roots of the Broomhoyd family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Broomhoyd comes from when the family lived in Yorkshire, where the name Broomhead was a place-name describing a hilltop with broom bushes.

Early Origins of the Broomhoyd family

The surname Broomhoyd 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] “This surname with several variants is still well known in the West Riding.” [2]

Important Dates for the Broomhoyd family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Broomhoyd research. Another 226 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1290, 1377, 1399, 1440, 1500, 1667, 1772 and 1784 are included under the topic Early Broomhoyd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Broomhoyd Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Broomhoyd has appeared include Broomhead, Bromeheuede, Bromehed, Broomehed, Bromhead, Brumhead, Brumit and many more.

Early Notables of the Broomhoyd family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Broomhoyd family

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Broomhoyd arrived in North America very early: 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.

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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)
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