McBruolm History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The west coast of Scotland and the rocky Hebrides islands are the ancient home of the McBruolm family. The root of their name is the Gaelic name Maca'Bhriuthainn, which literally means the son of a judge.

Early Origins of the McBruolm family

The surname McBruolm 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 McBruolm family

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

McBruolm Spelling Variations

Spelling variations were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. McBruolm has appeared in various documents spelled MacBroom, MacBrayne and others.

Early Notables of the McBruolm family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the McBruolm family

Ancestors of many of the Dalriadan families who crossed the Atlantic still live along the east coast of the United States and Canada. Some Scottish settlers arrived in Canada during the American War of Independence as United Empire Loyalists, while others stayed south to fight for a new nation. The descendants of Scottish settlers in both countries began to rediscover their heritage in the 19th and 20th centuries through Clan societies and highland games. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name McBruolm 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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