Bruhin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancient Scottish name Bruhin was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The original bearer of the name lived in Galloway in the southwest of Scotland. The Rhiged lived in what later became the northern English counties of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Bruhin family
The surname Bruhin was first found in Westmorland, at Brougham Castle a medieval building about 2 miles (3.2 km) south-east of Penrith in what is now known as Cumbria. “The De Burghams held it temp. Edward the Confessor.”  This castle was built on an ancient Roman fort named Brocavum and was originally at the intersection of three Roman roads.
Early History of the Bruhin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bruhin research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1050, 1778, 1868, 1665, 1698, 1778, 1868, 1780 and 1833 are included under the topic Early Bruhin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bruhin Spelling Variations
Spelling and translation were hardly exact sciences in Medieval Scotland. Sound, rather than any set of rules, was the basis for spellings, so one name was often spelled different ways even within a single document. Spelling variations are thus an extremely common occurrence in Medieval Scottish names. Bruhin has been spelled Brougham, Bruham, Browham and others.
Early Notables of the Bruhin family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Henry Brougham (1665-1698), an English divine from Scales Hall, Cumberland. He was one of the twelve children of Henry Brougham of Scales Hall, Cumberland, sheriff for the county in the 6th of William III. 
Henry Peter Brougham...
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Migration of the Bruhin family to Ireland
Some of the Bruhin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Bruhin family
Such hard times forced many to leave their homeland in search of opportunity across the Atlantic. Many of these families settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. The ancestors of many of these families have rediscovered their roots in the 20th century through the establishment of Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Among them: George Brougham who settled in Maryland in 1774; Mrs. Brougham arrived in San Francisco California in 1852.
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The Bruhin Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Pro rege lege grege
Motto Translation: For King, the law, and the people.
- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print