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ˈbru əm, brum, ˈbroʊ əmbrougham

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. broughamnoun

    light carriage; pulled by a single horse

  2. broughamnoun

    a sedan that has no roof over the driver's seat


  1. broughamnoun

    A four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage, designed in 1839. It had an open seat for the driver in front of the closed cabin for two or four passengers.

  2. broughamnoun

    An automobile, a sedan without a roof over driver's seat.

  3. Etymology: Named from Henry Peter, Lord Brougham (1778–1868), who either invented or popularized the vehicle.


  1. brougham

    A brougham is a type of horse-drawn carriage, named after its designer, Lord Brougham, who was a British statesman in the 19th century. In later years, the term was also used to describe a type of automobile that resembles the original carriage. The carriages typically seated two people and were closed, while the automobile had both convertible and hardtop variants.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Broughamnoun

    a light, close carriage, with seats inside for two or four, and the fore wheels so arranged as to turn short


  1. Brougham

    Brougham is a small village and civil parish on the outskirts of Penrith in the Eden District of Cumbria, England. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 279. Within the parish are the ruins of the medieval Brougham Castle once home to Lady Anne Clifford and the mainly 19th century Brougham Hall the former seat of the Lords Brougham and Vaux. Near the castle is the Countess Pillar. The parish has two Anglican churches: ⁕The historic Ninekirks, dedicated to St Ninian, is situated by the banks of the River Eamont and was extensively rebuilt by Lady Anne Clifford; but was a Norman foundation, probably on the site of an earlier Anglo-Saxon church. There is reputed to have been an even more ancient monastery nearby, founded by St Ninian. ⁕St Wilfred's or Brougham Chapel is next to the hall, overlooking the River Lowther. Brougham "village" itself is no more than a scattering of farms and modern housing near the hall and is, along with neighbouring Eamont Bridge, often classed as an outlying suburb of Penrith. There are some more cottages next to the castle, which is partially built on the site of the Roman fort of Brocavum.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Brougham

    brōō′am, or brōōm, n. a one-horse close carriage, either two or four wheeled, named after Lord Brougham (1778-1868).

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Brougham

    First made to the order of Lord Brougham.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Brougham is ranked #43438 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Brougham surname appeared 497 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Brougham.

    94.1% or 468 total occurrences were White.
    3.4% or 17 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.2% or 6 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brougham in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brougham in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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