Brorm History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Among the all the peoples of ancient Scotland, the first to use the name Brorm were the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name for someone who lived in Galloway in the southwest of Scotland. The Rhiged lived in what later became the northern English counties of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire.

Early Origins of the Brorm family

The surname Brorm was first found in Westmorland, at Brougham Castle a medieval building about 2 miles (3.2 km) south-east of Penrith in what is now known as Cumbria. “The De Burghams held it temp. Edward the Confessor.” [1] This castle was built on an ancient Roman fort named Brocavum and was originally at the intersection of three Roman roads.

Important Dates for the Brorm family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brorm research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1050, 1778, 1868, 1665, 1698, 1778, 1868, 1780 and 1833 are included under the topic Early Brorm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brorm Spelling Variations

The variation in the spelling of Medieval names is a result of the lack of spelling rules in the English language prior to the last few hundred years. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound, often varying the spelling of name within a single document. Brorm has appeared as Brougham, Bruham, Browham and others.

Early Notables of the Brorm family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Henry Brougham (1665-1698), an English divine from Scales Hall, Cumberland. He was one of the twelve children of Henry Brougham of Scales Hall, Cumberland, sheriff for the county in the 6th of William III. [2] Henry Peter Brougham...
Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brorm Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Brorm family to Ireland

Some of the Brorm family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 32 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Brorm family

As the persecution of Clan families continued, they sailed for North America in increasing numbers. In most cases, they found the freedom and opportunity they sought. Land was often available and the American War of Independence allowed Scots an opportunity to solidify their independence from the English crown. These settlers and their ancestors went on to play essential roles in the forging of the nations of the United States and Canada. Among them: George Brougham who settled in Maryland in 1774; Mrs. Brougham arrived in San Francisco California in 1852.

Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
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