Brumwell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Brumwell family

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

Early History of the Brumwell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brumwell research. Another 314 words (22 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Brumwell family (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.

United States Brumwell migration to the United States +

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. 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, who landed in Barbados in 1635 [1]
  • William Brumwell, who landed in Virginia in 1665 [1]
  • Wm. Brumwell, who arrived in Virginia in 1665
  • Robert Brumwell, who arrived in Maryland in 1679 [1]
Brumwell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anne Brumwell, who settled in Virginia in 1703
  • Anne Brumwell, who arrived in Virginia in 1703 [1]

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

  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
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