The Brummell name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in the parish of Bramhall in Cheshire
. The name is literally from the Old English words brom
which means broom
which means hollow.
Combined they mean hollow where the broom (gorse) grows.
Early Origins of the Brummell family
The surname Brummell was first found in Cheshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Brummell family
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Brummell Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Brummell has undergone many spelling variations
, including Brummell, Bromell, Bramhall, Bromhale, Bromhal, Bromehall, Brumel, Bromhill, Bromhulle and many more.
Early Notables of the Brummell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brummell family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Brummell were among those contributors:
Brummell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Robert Brummell, who landed in Maryland in 1679 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Brummell (post 1700)
- Paul Brummell (b. 1965), British diplomat, Ambassador to Kazakhstan
- George Bryan "Beau" Brummell (1778-1840), British fashion leader, friend of the Prince Regent, the future King George IV, generally regarded as the person who introduced the modern man's suit and tie, recommending boots be polished with champagne