Broughs of Cumberland, England
The lineages of the Broughs of Cumberland, England, extends back to the Renaissance period--during the 1600's--and their descendants can be found in the British Isles and Australia.
A history--along with a number of photos--of the village of Brough in Cumberland (now Cumbria), England, is viewable here.
A famous English rubgy player and coach--James ("Gentleman Jim") Wasdale Brough--was born in 1903 in Cumberland, and died in Cumbria, England, in 1986. More information on him can be found here.
Genealogies of the Broughs of Cumberland are listed within the "Genealogies" section of the BFO website. Also, additional genealogies of the Broughs of Cumberland are available on the Davies Family website.
The Broughs of Cumberland and Utah
Historical Note: Over the years a number of people have asked the BFO if there are any known historical relationships between the "Broughs of Cumberland" and the "Broughs of Staffordshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire--who used the same Brough Coat of Arms shield of "five swans". At the present time, the BFO is conducting research into this possibility, as some individuals have suggested that there were historical agreements and enterprises between some of the Brough families of Cumberland and the Brough families of Staffordshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, and that possible relationships may have existed between these families based on similar blood lines, adoption, inheritance, occupation, land ownership, or something else.
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