MacBrooom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

On the western coast of Scotland and on the Hebrides islands the MacBrooom family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from the Gaelic name Maca'Bhriuthainn, which literally means the son of a judge.

Early Origins of the MacBrooom family

The surname MacBrooom was first found in on the Isle of Islay. Later, Andro McBrome, the burgess of Kirkcudbright, was charged with intromitting with pirates, 1576. Joannes McBromius appears in 1655 with his name in Latin form and Margaret McKbroome in the parish of Stonykirk, 1684. [1]

Important Dates for the MacBrooom family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacBrooom research. Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 168 and 1685 are included under the topic Early MacBrooom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

MacBrooom Spelling Variations

In various documents MacBrooom has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. MacBroom, MacBrayne and others.

Early Notables of the MacBrooom family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early MacBrooom Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the MacBrooom family

Dalriadan families proliferated in North America. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name MacBrooom or a variant listed above: Lough MacBrane settled in South Carolina in 1716; Patrick MacBraan settled in Pennsylvania in 1871.

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Citations

  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
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