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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



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, 1699-1700, 1721-23
  • Harry Brugh, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Eaton District, 1961

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
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    The Brugh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brugh 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.

    This page was last modified on 10 December 2015 at 10:37.

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