The ancient history of the Brumage name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in the settlement of West Bromwich in Staffordshire
, or in the place called Little Bromwich in Warwickshire
. Castle Bromwich is a suburb situated within the northern part of the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull.
Early Origins of the Brumage family
The surname Brumage was first found in Warwickshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Brumage family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brumage research.Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1221, 1225, 1500, 1581, 1583, 1748, 1771, 1640, 1702 and 1554 are included under the topic Early Brumage History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brumage Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Brumage include Bromage, Bromwich, Bromige, Brommage, Bromwiz, Bromwic, Bromidge and many more.
Early Notables of the Brumage family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: John Bromage, patron of Bromsberrow Vicarage in Gloucestershire
during the 16th century; and Andrew Bromwich (c.1640-1702), an English... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brumage Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brumage family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Brumage or a variant listed above: Henry Bromage who arrived in Virginia in 1622 and Samuel Bromwich who arrived in America in 1763.
Contemporary Notables of the name Brumage (post 1700)
- Alpha Brumage (1880-1963), American college football coach for the University of Ottawa (1906-1907) and the University of Kentucky (1913-1914)
- Bruce Brumage, American costume and wardrobe supervisor, known for his work on Saturday Night Live (1975), Saturday Night Live 25 (1999) and Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 10th Anniversary Special (2003)
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