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Brough comes from a place name. The roots of this Scottish place name; however date back to the great movement of the Norse Vikings. The ancestors of the Brough family lived in the places named Overbrough and Netherbrough in Harray, in the Orkney Islands. It is believed that the origins of the Brough name are Norse, but it is not known if the place or personal name came first.

Brough Early Origins



The surname Brough was first found in the Orkneys, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Brough Spelling Variations


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Brough Spelling Variations



Spelling and translation were quite undeveloped in the Middle Ages. Consequently, the spelling of Scottish names was an inconsistent practice, usually governed by the unique ear of the scribe recording the name. Over the years, Brough was spelled Brough, Burgh, Brugh, Broughe, Burghe, Brughe, Bruche and many more.

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Brough Early History


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Brough Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brough research. Another 394 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1530, 1557, 1600, 1643, and 1671 are included under the topic Early Brough History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brough Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brough Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brough Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Opportunity and land greeted those who made it all the way. Some had the opportunity to solidify their new freedom by fighting in the American War of Independence, while others went or stayed north as United Empire Loyalists. Recently, the ancestors of those brave settlers have been able to recover much of their heritage through Clan societies and other patriotic organizations. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Brough:

Brough Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Brough, who arrived in Maryland in 1636
  • Thomas Brough, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • Edward Brough settled in Virginia in 1642
  • Andrew Brough, who landed in Maryland in 1659
  • James Brough settled in Jamaica in 1685

Brough Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Heronimus Brough settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Heronimus Brough, aged 21, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • George Brough settled in Savannah, Georgia in 1774, with his wife Barbara, three sons and a daughter
  • George Brough, aged 35, landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1774

Brough Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Brough, who landed in New York in 1819
  • Mr. Brough, aged 45, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1850
  • Mrs. Brough, aged 35, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1850
  • Charles Brough, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1873

Brough Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Brough, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "America" on April 4, 1829, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829
  • John Brough, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brough (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brough (post 1700)



  • William Brough, American politician, Postmaster at Hampton, Virginia, 1817-23
  • Robert Brough, American politician, Postmaster at Hampton, Virginia, 1789-91
  • John A. Brough, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1936, 1940, 1944
  • John Brough (1811-1865), American politician, Member of Ohio State House of Representatives, 1838-39; Ohio auditor of state, 1839-45; Governor of Ohio, 1864-65
  • Frank E. Brough, American politician, Socialist Workers Candidate for Michigan State University board of trustees, 1974
  • Charles Hillman Brough (1876-1935), American Democrat politician, College professor; Governor of Arkansas, 1917-21; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1924
  • Bernard F. Brough (1871-1926), American Republican politician, Mayor of Toledo, Ohio, 1922-25
  • Alexander Brough (b. 1863), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 19th District, 1907; Member of New York State Senate 18th District, 1909-10
  • Louise Brough (1923-2014), American tennis player, she was ranked no. 1 in 1955
  • Althea Louise Brough Clapp (1923-2014), American tennis player, ranked World Number 1, in 1955, winner of six Grand Slam singles titles, inducted in the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1967
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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The Brough Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brough Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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