Origins Available: English
The family name Bruhan is one of the oldest Anglo-Saxon
names of Britain. It was originally a name for a person who worked as a person dwelling within a borough and occupying an important position akin to that of reeve. The surname Bruhan may also reflect the occupation
of a chamberlain or servant of the bower.
However, Bruhan may also be a patronymic
surname which means the son of Bruman.
Early Origins of the Bruhan family
The surname Bruhan was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bruhan family
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Bruhan Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Bruhan include Brooman, Bruman, Brunman, Bromman, Brounman and many more.
Early Notables of the Bruhan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bruhan family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: William Brooman who sailed to Barbados in 1694.