The name Bradfute was first used by a Strathclyde-Briton family from the Scottish/English Borderlands. It was 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
In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations
in Medieval Scottish names. Bradfute has appeared as 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 freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence
, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan
societies in North America. 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.