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The name Brougham was first used by the ancient Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The first Brougham to use this name no doubt lived in Galloway in the southwest of Scotland. The Rhiged lived in what later became the northern English counties of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire.

Brougham Early Origins



The surname Brougham 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]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.

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Brougham Spelling Variations


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Brougham Spelling Variations



Scribes in Medieval Scotland spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations exist in names of that era. Brougham has been spelled Brougham, Bruham, Browham and others.

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Brougham Early History


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Brougham Early History



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

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Brougham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brougham Early Notables (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 Brougham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brougham In Ireland


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Brougham In Ireland



Some of the Brougham 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The number of Strathclyde Clan families sailing for North America increased steadily as the persecution continued. In the colonies, they could find not only freedom from the iron hand of the English government, but land to settle on. The American War of Independence allowed many of these settlers to prove their independence, while some chose to go to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots played essential roles in the forging of both great nations. Among them:

Brougham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Brougham, who landed in Maryland in 1663

Brougham Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Brougham who settled in Maryland in 1774

Brougham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Brougham arrived in San Francisco California in 1852

Brougham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Brougham, aged 30, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Mallard"
  • Patrick Brougham, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Nugget"
  • Catherine Brougham, aged 24, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Nugget"
  • Thomas Brougham, aged 26, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "James Jardine"
  • Ellen Brougham, aged 20, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "James Jardine"

Brougham Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Brougham, aged 32, a labourer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • Maria Brougham, aged 31, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • James Brougham, aged 7, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • John Brougham, aged 3, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • Catherine Brougham, aged 16, a farm servant, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brougham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brougham (post 1700)



  • Herbert W. Brougham, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington 1st District, 1944
  • Tom Brougham, American gay rights activist
  • John Brougham (1814-1880), Irish-American actor and dramatist
  • Michael John Brougham (b. 1938), British peer, 5th Baron Brougham and Vaux, and a Member of the English House of Lords
  • William Brougham (1795-1886), English politician, 2nd Baron Brougham and Vaux
  • James Brougham, British politician, Member of the UK Parliament
  • Henry Peter Brougham (1778-1868), British writer, scientist, lawyer, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, Lord Chancellor of England (1830-1834)

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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.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  4. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  5. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  6. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  8. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
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The Brougham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brougham 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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