Broum History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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 the West Riding of Yorkshire, at Braham, a parish, in the Upper division of the wapentake of Barkstone-Ash. "A battle was fought here in 1408, between Sir Thomas Rokeby, sheriff of Yorkshire, and the Earl of Northumberland, in which the earl was defeated and slain, and by which the possession of the county was secured to Henry IV. " [1]

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, 1555, 1555, 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. Robert Braham ( fl. 1555), edited in 1555 'The Auncient Historic and onely trewe and syncere Cronicle of the warres betwixte the Grecians and the Troyans … translated into Englyshe...
Another 45 words (3 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 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.



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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