Show ContentsBrummett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the bearers of the Brummett family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in Yorkshire, where the name Broomhead was a place-name describing a hilltop with broom bushes.

Early Origins of the Brummett family

The surname Brummett was first found in Yorkshire, where the family held "an estate in Hallamshire which passed from the family through an heiress so early as temp. Richard II." [1] “This surname with several variants is still well known in the West Riding.” [2]

Early History of the Brummett family

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Brummett 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 Brummett include Broomhead, Bromeheuede, Bromehed, Broomehed, Bromhead, Brumhead, Brumit and many more.

Early Notables of the Brummett family (pre 1700)

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Brummett Ranking

In the United States, the name Brummett is the 5,929th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [3]

United States Brummett migration to the United States +

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 Brummett or a variant listed above:

Brummett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • John Brummett, aged 40, who immigrated to Anamosa, Iowa, in 1914
  • Frederick A. Brummett, aged 50, who settled in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1920

Contemporary Notables of the name Brummett (post 1700) +

  • Tyson Colby Brummett (1984-2020), American baseball pitcher who played one game in Major League Baseball in 2012
  • Jim Brummett, American animator, known for his work on Hercules (1997), Mulan (1998) and Tarzan (1999)
  • Chad Brummett, American actor, known for his roles in 3:10 to Yuma (2007) and Crazy Heart (2009)
  • Tim Brummett (b. 1952), American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • Gregory Scott "Spike" Brummett (b. 1967), former right-handed Major League Baseball starting pitcher
  • Claudia M. Brummett, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1964 [4]

The Brummett 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: Concordia Res Crescunt
Motto Translation: Things increase by union.

  1. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  4. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from on Facebook