Brummit History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Brummit is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in Yorkshire, where the name Broomhead was a place-name describing a hilltop with broom bushes.
Early Origins of the Brummit family
The surname Brummit 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."  “This surname with several variants is still well known in the West Riding.” 
Early History of the Brummit family
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Brummit Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Brummit family name include Broomhead, Bromeheuede, Bromehed, Broomehed, Bromhead, Brumhead, Brumit and many more.
Early Notables of the Brummit family (pre 1700)
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Brummit migration to the United States +
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Brummit surname or a spelling variation of the name include :
Brummit Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Julian Brummit, who arrived in Jamaica in 1764
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The Brummit 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.
- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)