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In the Middle Ages, Viking immigrants settled the shores of Scotland and named many places. The Brugh name was then created from one of these place names. They lived in the places named Overbrough and Netherbrough in Harray, in the Orkney Islands. It is believed that the origins of the Brugh name are Norse, but it is not known if the place or personal name came first.

Brugh Early Origins



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

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Brugh Spelling Variations


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Brugh Spelling Variations



Intuition and sound were the primary sources medieval scribes used to judge appropriate spellings and translations for names. The spelling of a name thus varied according to who was doing the recording. The different spelling variations of Brugh include Brough, Burgh, Brugh, Broughe, Burghe, Brughe, Bruche and many more.

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Brugh Early History


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Brugh Early History



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

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Brugh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brugh Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brugh Notables 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



In their new home, Scots found land and opportunity, and some even fought for their new freedom in the American War of Independence. Some, who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In this century, the ancestors of both of these groups have begun recovering their illustrious national heritage through Clan societies and other Scottish historical organizations. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Brugh name: 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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brugh (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brugh (post 1700)



  • Pieter Van Brugh (1666-1740), American politician, Mayor of Albany, New York, from 1699 to 1700 and 1721 to 1723 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Harry Brugh, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Eaton District, 1961 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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