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This interesting surname, of Anglo-Saxon origin, is a locational name from any of the various places so called, of which there are several in Yorkshire, and Derbyshire, as well as elsewhere, deriving from the Olde English pre 7th Century "burh" meaning "fortress". In most cases these are the sites of Roman fortifications. The name is widely distributed, but mainly found in Staffordshire, where the pronunciation is usually "braf". The surname dates back to the early 13th Century (see below). Further recordings include one William de Brugh (1275) in the Hundred Rolls of Norfolk. Variations in the idiom of the spelling include Broghe, Broughe, Brouf, Bruff, and Broffe...

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Jacqueline Hudgins

I too, am from the Brough family. We always pronounced our name (Brow). We would point to our eyebrows to explain how to pronounce our name. It always helped. We also were told we were German. Until my Ancestry test results showed Scottish with some English and Irish, I had no idea we weren’t German.

Cynthia Brough

I am from the Brough family located is Nashville TN. USA. Can any one tell me where the Brough (pronounced Bro) family is English or Irish. I've always head Irish until recently when I was told it was an English name.


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