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Brugh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.


Early Origins of the Brugh family


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

Early History of the Brugh family


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Another 204 words (15 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Brugh family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Brugh family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brugh Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mr. James Brugh, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Rajah" arriving in Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 6th October 1853 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Mrs. Brugh, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Rajah" arriving in Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 6th October 1853 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Mr. J. Brugh, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Rajah" arriving in Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 6th October 1853 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html

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 [2]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 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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