Show ContentsBrumby History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Brumby was derived from the village named Brumby in Frodingham, near Scunthorpe in Lincolnshire.

Early Origins of the Brumby family

The surname Brumby was first found in Lincolnshire where the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Brumby, the King's lands, held by a Norman noble who was under-tenant but was not recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. The surname has always been quite rare but genealogical records reveal that families were found in the Upton area in the mid 1700's. In Australia, the term "brumby" refers to a feral horse but how the name came about is uncertain. One reference claims that brumbies were the bush name in Queensland for 'wild' horses. Another claims that Sergeant James Brumby who lived at Mulgrave Place in New South Wales, left the horses behind when he left for Tasmania in 1804.

Early History of the Brumby family

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Brumby Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Brumby, Brunby, Bromby, Bronby, Brumbert and others.

Early Notables of the Brumby family (pre 1700)

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United States Brumby migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brumby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • James Brumby, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1777 [1]
  • Thomas Brumby, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1777 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Brumby (post 1700) +

  • Frank Hardeman Brumby (1874-1950), American four-star admiral in the United States Navy, eponym of the USS Brumby (FF-1044)
  • Janet Brumby, English Development manager of Young Enterprise, Hull and East Riding, recipient of the Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion in 2006
  • Colin James Brumby (1933-2018), Australian composer, Professor in the Music Department at the University of Queensland
  • Monique Brumby (b. 1974), Australian Indie pop /rock singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer
  • John Mansfield Brumby MLA (b. 1953), Australian Labor Party politician, the 45th Premier of Victoria

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook