An ancient Strathclyde-Briton family from the Scottish/English Borderlands were the first to use the name Bradfute. It is a name for a person with wide feet.
Tracing the origin of the name further, we found the name Bradfute was originally derived from the Old English brad fot,
which means broad foot.
Early Origins of the Bradfute family
The surname Bradfute was first found in Ayrshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland
, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Bradfute family
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Bradfute Spelling Variations
Scribes in Medieval Scotland
spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations
exist in names of that era. Bradfute has been spelled Broadfoot, Broadford, Bradfute, Braidfoot, Breadfoot, Bredfoot and many more.
Early Notables of the Bradfute family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bradfute family to the New World and Oceana
The number of Strathclyde Clan
families sailing for North America increased steadily as the persecution continued. In the colonies, they could find not only freedom from the iron hand of the English government, but land to settle on. The American War of Independence
allowed many of these settlers to prove their independence, while some chose to go to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots played essential roles in the forging of both great nations. Among them: Jonathon Broadfoot who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802; William Broadfoot arrived in New York in 1822 and M. Broadfoot arrived in New York in 1822.