Brumbaugh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Brumbaugh was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from Rumbald, an Old German personal name. This name came to England in the wake of the Norman Conquest in 1066, as King William encouraged the immigration from continental Europe of skilled tradesmen and artisans; many of these immigrants came from Germany. Saint Rumwold (Rumbold) was a medieval infant saint in England, said to have lived for three days in 662. He is said to have been full of Christian piety despite his young age, and able to speak from the moment of his birth, requested baptism, and delivered a sermon prior to his early death. Another Saint Rumbold (Rumold, Romuold) (died 775) was an Irish or Scottish Christian missionary who was martyred near Mechelen by two men, whom he had denounced for their evil ways. St. Rumbold's Cathedral is found in Mechelen, Belgium and it is here that his remains are generally thought to be buried.
Early Origins of the Brumbaugh family
The surname Brumbaugh was first found in Sussex at Rumbold's-Wyke (St. Rumbald), also named Rumboldswyke, a parish, in the union of West Hampnett, hundred of Box and Stockbridge, rape of Chichester. St Mary's Church, on Whyke Road, an 11th century church can still be found here and is in good repair.
Early History of the Brumbaugh family
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Brumbaugh Spelling Variations
Brumbaugh has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Brumbaugh have been found, including Rumbold, Rumbald, Rumble, Rumball, Rumbow and others.
Early Notables of the Brumbaugh family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Richard Rumbold (1622-1685), a Cromwellian soldier who took part in the Rye House Plot to assassinate King Charles II of England.
In May 1685 Rumbold joined the Earl of Argyll in his expedition to Scotland. He became separated from the rest of the rebels in their disorderly marches, and was captured. As he was severely wounded, the Scottish government had him tried at once, lest he should escape his punishment by death. He was tried on 26 June, protested his innocence of any design to assassinate...
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In the United States, the name Brumbaugh is the 6,452nd most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. 
Migration of the Brumbaugh family
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Brumbaughs to arrive on North American shores: John Rumball who settled in Virginia in 1652; Thomas Rumball settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635; James Rumbelow settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1880.
Contemporary Notables of the name Brumbaugh (post 1700) +
- David Brumbaugh (1960-2017), American businessman and Republican politician, Member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives (2011-2017)
- Justin Brumbaugh (1905-1951), American football player who played one season for the Frankford Yellow Jackets in 1931
- Carl Lowry Brumbaugh (1906-1969), American college and professional football quarterback and halfback
- Urban Boyd Brumbaugh (1915-1988), American professional NFL football player who played from 1938 to 1941
- Clifford Michael Brumbaugh (b. 1974), American former Major League Baseball outfielder who played in 2001, America East Player of the Year in 1995
- David Brumbaugh (b. 1960), American businessman and Republican politician, Member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives (2011-)
- Aaron John Brumbaugh (1890-1983), American academic, the sixth president of Shimer College
- David Emmert Brumbaugh (1894-1977), American Republican politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania (1945-1947) 
- Martin Grove Brumbaugh A.M. Ph.D. (1862-1930), American Republican politician, 26th Governor of Pennsylvania from 1915 until 1919 
- Clement Laird Brumbaugh (1863-1921), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio (1913-1921)
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The Brumbaugh 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: Virtutis laus actio
Motto Translation: The praise of virtue is action.