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"BROUGH. (1) An old surname in Orkney, derived from either Overbrough or Netherbrough in Harray. Thomas Burgh, witness in Harray, in 1530 may be the Thomas Burcht, witness at the Kirk of Harray in 1557 (REO., p. 108, 211). William Bruche was juror in Harray in 1601 (ibid., p. 174). (2) An old surname in Perthshire, may be from Brough in Yorkshire. Robert Burch (with metathesis of r), a frater de Cupro, 1500 (REB., i, 220). John Brugh is recorded in South Kinkell in 1598 (Dunblane), Gilbert Brugh in Lethendie in 1683 (DPD., I, p. 487), and Malcolm Brough was a tenant in Glenfender, Athol, in 1705. The surname also occurs as Bruch in the Dunblane Commissariot Record, and is also in the Edinburgh Marriage Register after 1665. Brucht 1506, Brught 1575. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)

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Some Famous People with the surname of Brough

Wikipedia Charles Hillman Brough (9 July 1876 ? 26 December 1935) was the Democratic governor of the U.
Wikipedia Peter Brough (26 February 1916 - 3 June 1999) was an English radio ventriloquist who became a well-known name to audiences in the 1950s.
Wikipedia Malcolm Thomas "Mal" Brough (pronounced /b??f/ "Bruff") (born 29 December 1961) is a former Australian politician and Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives from March 1996 to November 2007, representing the Division of Longman, Queensland.
Wikipedia John Brough (rhymes with "huff") (September 17, 1811 August 29, 1865) was a War Democrat politician from Ohio.
Wikipedia Arthur Brough (born Frederick Arthur Baker 26 February 1905, Petersfield, Hampshire; died 28 May 1978 Folkestone, Kent, England, UK) is best known as the senior clothing salesman Mr.
Wikipedia Althea Louise Brough Clapp (born March 11, 1923) was a World No.
Wikipedia Robert Brough (1872 ? 21 January 1905) was a Scottish painter born in Invergordon, Ross and Cromarty.
Wikipedia Gregory "Greg" Brough (born 26 March 1951 in Surfers Paradise, Queensland) was an Australian long distance freestyle swimmer of the 1960s and 1970s, who won a bronze medal in the 1500?m freestyle at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics.
Wikipedia Andrew Brough is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Dunedin, New Zealand.
Wikipedia Mary Bessie Brough (1863 ? 1934) was an English stage actress and star of silent films and early talkies, including several.
Wikipedia Joel Elizabeth Brough (born 9 February 1968 in Toronto, Ontario) is a former female field hockey player from Canada.
Wikipedia Danny Brough (born 15 January 1983) is an English born Scottish international rugby league footbaler.
Wikipedia Henry Burton "Harry" Brough (born December 27, 1896 in Guisborough) was a former professional footballer, who played for Huddersfield Town & Stoke City.
Wikipedia Monte James Brough (born 11 June 1939) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 1988.
Wikipedia Joseph (Joe) Brough (9 November 1886 ? 5 October 1968) was an English footballer.