Early Origins of the Braddell family
The surname Braddell was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held a family seat with estates at Conishead Priory. For those interested in further research of the early history of the surname we recommend the ancient Harleian Manuscripts which are in the archives of the British Museum. These Manuscripts are a Catalogue of the Herald's Visitations between 1510 and 1600. This distinguished surname Braddyll of Brockholes and Whalley is recorded in MS 1437 (folio 31) and others.
Early History of the Braddell family
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Braddell Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Bradhull, Bradhill, Braddyll, Bradwell, Bradill, Bradell, Braddell, Bradull, Braddle, Bradle, Bradyll, Brattill, Brattull, Brathull, Bratill, Braddle and many more.
Early Notables of the Braddell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Braddell family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
Contemporary Notables of the name Braddell (post 1700)
- Robert Lyttleton Lee Braddell (1888-1965), English cricketer
- Sir Thomas Braddell (1823-1891), Irish lawyer, the first Attorney-General of Singapore
- Dorothy Braddell, British designer and decorative-artist
- Maurice Braddell (1900-1990), British actor