Scotland in the Medieval era. The Broughman surname comes from someone having lived in the places named Overbrough and Netherbrough in Harray, in the Orkney Islands. It is believed that the origins of the Broughman name are Norse, but it is not known if the place or personal name came first.
Early Origins of the Broughman family
family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Broughman family
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Broughman Spelling Variations
spelling variations, are thus, an extremely common occurrence in records of ancient Scottish names. Over the years, Broughman has been spelled Brough, Burgh, Brugh, Broughe, Burghe, Brughe, Bruche and many more.
Early Notables of the Broughman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Broughman family to the New World and Oceana
Land and opportunity greeted all those who made it across the Atlantic. These settlers and their children went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. Clan societies and other Scottish organizations have preserved much of this heritage for the ancestors of those brave Scots. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name Broughman to North America: Edward Brough settled in Virginia in 1642; James Brough settled in Jamaica in 1685; George Brough settled in Savannah, Georgia in 1774; with his wife Barbara, three sons and a daughter.
Contemporary Notables of the name Broughman (post 1700)
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