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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : Reaney identifies this surname as a variant of the habitational name Broomhead, from a locality in Hallamshire, now part of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, so named with Old English brōm ‘broom’ or brōmig ‘growing with broom’ + Old English hēafod ‘headland’. In England the name is more commonly spelled Brummitt.

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