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The name Brumwell is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in the parish of Bramhall in Cheshire. The name is literally from the Old English words brom which means broom and halh which means hollow. Combined they mean hollow where the broom (gorse) grows.

Brumwell Early Origins



The surname Brumwell was first found in Cheshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Brumwell Spelling Variations


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Brumwell Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Brumwell are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Brumwell include: Brummell, Bromell, Bramhall, Bromhale, Bromhal, Bromehall, Brumel, Bromhill, Bromhulle and many more.

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Brumwell Early History


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Brumwell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brumwell research. Another 488 words (35 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1182, 1190, 1273, 1295, 1500, 1758, 1778, 1796, 1830, and 1840 are included under the topic Early Brumwell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brumwell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brumwell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brumwell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Brumwell or a variant listed above:

Brumwell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Brumwell, who settled in Barbados in 1635
  • John Brumwell, aged 22, landed in Barbados in 1635
  • William Brumwell, who landed in Virginia in 1665
  • Wm. Brumwell, who arrived in Virginia in 1665
  • Robert Brumwell, who arrived in Maryland in 1679

Brumwell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anne Brumwell, who came to Virginia in 1703
  • Anne Brumwell, who arrived in Virginia in 1703

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brumwell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brumwell (post 1700)



  • Phil Brumwell (b. 1975), English former professional footballer from Darlington
  • George Brent Brumwell CBE (1939-2005), British trade unionist, General Secretary of the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians (UCATT) from 1992 to 2004
  • James Murray Brumwell (b. 1960), Canadian retired ice hockey defenceman from Calgary, Alberta

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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    The Brumwell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brumwell Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 18 May 2016 at 01:47.

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