Origins Available: English
The Broum name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in any one of a number of similarly named settlements. Bramham and Braham were found in the West Riding of Yorkshire
and Brantham was found in Suffolk
. Braham Hall was in Essex
, as was Bream's Farm.
Early Origins of the Broum family
The surname Broum was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Broum family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Broum research.Another 232 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1379, 1500, 1600, 1751, 1602, 1681, 1660, 1718, 1707 and 1718 are included under the topic Early Broum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Broum Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Broum has undergone many spelling variations
, including Braham, Braim, Bramham, Brame, Braem and others.
Early Notables of the Broum family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Johannes de Brame, a prominent 14th century landholder in Yorkshire; Sir Arnold Braemes (1602-1681), an English merchant and politician who sat... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Broum Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Broum family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Broum were among those contributors: Francis Bramham who arrived in Virginia 1756.