Scottish history reveals Brorme was first used as a surname by the Strathclyde-Briton people. 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
, and Lancashire
Early Origins of the Brorme family
The surname Brorme 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.” CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
This castle was built on an ancient Roman fort named Brocavum and was originally at the intersection of three Roman roads.
Early History of the Brorme family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brorme research.Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1050, 1778, 1868, 1665, 1698, 1778, 1868, 1780 and 1833 are included under the topic Early Brorme History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brorme Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations
. Brorme has been spelled Brougham, Bruham, Browham and others.
Early Notables of the Brorme family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Henry Brougham (1665-1698), an English divine from Scales Hall, Cumberland; Henry Peter Brougham, 1st Baron
Brougham and Vaux (1778-1868), Scottish born British statesman who... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brorme Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brorme family to Ireland
Some of the Brorme family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 53 words (4 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 Brorme family to the New World and Oceana
Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North America. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence
. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. Among them: George Brougham who settled in Maryland in 1774; Mrs. Brougham arrived in San Francisco California in 1852.
The Brorme 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: Pro rege lege grege
Motto Translation: For King, the law, and the people.