This uncommon surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a variant of the more familiar Bramall, itself either a topographical name from residence in a broom-covered valley, deriving from the Olde English pre 7th Century "brom", broom, gorse, and "halh", nook, recess, remote valley, or a locational name from any of the places in north (western) England, named with the above elements. These places include Bramhall, an ecclesiastical district south east of Stockport in Cheshire, recorded as "Bramale" in the Domesday Book of 1086, and containing the ancient county seat, Bramhall Hall, also Bramall Lane in Sheffield. Topographical surnames were among the earliest created since both natural and man-made features in the landscape provided easily recognisable distinguishing names in the small communities of the Middle Ages, whereas locational names were chiefly given as a means of identification to those who left their birthplace to settle elsewhere. Early examples of same include: Robert de Bramhal' (Worcestershire, 1221), and Thomas Bram(m)all, noted in a "Descriptive Catalogue of Sheffield Manorial Records", dated 1543. In the modern idiom the name is variously spelt: Bramah, Bram(m)all, Bramhall, Brammer and Brummell. On September 9th 1652, Thomas Brummell and Dorothy Sutton were married at St. Olave's, Hart Street, London. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Mathew de Bromale, which was dated 1150, in "Early Medieval Records of East Cheshire", during the reign of King Stephen, known as "Count of Blois", 1135 - 1154. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Brummell —   [ brʌməl], George Bryan, * London 7. 6. 1778, ✝ Caen 30. 3. 1840; Prototyp des Dandys, war als »Beau Brummell« gefeierter Modeheld der vornehmen Londoner Gesellschaft, Freund des Prince of Wales, des späteren Königs Georg IV., mit dem er sich… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Brummell — (spr. brömmel), George Bryan, bekannt unter dem Spitznamen Beau B. (»der schöne B.«), geb. 7. Juni 1778 in London, gest. 30. März 1840 in Caen. Als Sohn eines Privatsekretärs des Lord North und Enkel eines Kammerdieners erlangte B. schon während… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Brummell — George Bryan Brummell George Bryan Brummell, auch Beau Brummell genannt (* 7. Juni 1778 in London; † 30. März 1840 in Caen, Frankreich), war ein Verfechter des als Understatement bezeichneten Stils und gleichzeitig ein Freund …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Brummell — George Brummell Caricature de Brummell, par Dighton, 1805. George Bryan Brummell, né le 7 juin 1778 à Londres, et mort le 30 mars 1840 à Caen, connu sous le nom de Beau Brummell (The Beau), était un arbitre britannique de la mode sous …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Brummell — noun English dandy who was a fashion leader during the Regency (1778 1840) • Syn: ↑George Bryan Brummell, ↑Beau Brummell • Instance Hypernyms: ↑dandy, ↑dude, ↑fop, ↑gallant, ↑sheik, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brummell — biographical name George Bryan 1778 1840 Beau Brummell English dandy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Brummell — /brum euhl/, n. George Bryan II. See Beau Brummell. * * * …   Universalium

  • Brummell — Brum•mell [[t]ˈbrʌm əl[/t]] n. big George Bryan II Beau Brummell …   From formal English to slang

  • Brummell — /ˈbrʌməl/ (say brumuhl) noun Beau /boʊ/ (say boh) (George Bryan Brummell), 1778–1840, an arbiter of fashionable taste in Regency England …   Australian English dictionary

  • Brummell — Brum|mell, Beau (1778 1840) an English ↑dandy (=a man who is very interested in clothes and likes to be very fashionable) , who was a friend of George IV before George became king …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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