Broomhyde History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The present generation of the Broomhyde family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in Yorkshire, where the name Broomhead was a place-name describing a hilltop with broom bushes.
Early Origins of the Broomhyde family
The surname Broomhyde 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."  “This surname with several variants is still well known in the West Riding.” 
Important Dates for the Broomhyde family
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Broomhyde Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Broomhyde include Broomhead, Bromeheuede, Bromehed, Broomehed, Bromhead, Brumhead, Brumit and many more.
Early Notables of the Broomhyde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Broomhyde family
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Broomhyde were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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.
- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)