Broomhoyde History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Broomhoyde is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Yorkshire, where the name Broomhead was a place-name describing a hilltop with broom bushes.

Early Origins of the Broomhoyde family

The surname Broomhoyde 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 Broomhoyde family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Broomhoyde 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 Broomhoyde History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Broomhoyde Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Broomhoyde has been spelled many different ways, including Broomhead, Bromeheuede, Bromehed, Broomehed, Bromhead, Brumhead, Brumit and many more.

Early Notables of the Broomhoyde family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Broomhoyde family

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Broomhoydes to arrive in North America: 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.

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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