Show ContentsBraddock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Braddock name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Braddock was originally derived from a family having lived by a large, broad oak tree. The surname is derived from the Old English words brad, which means broad, and ac, which means oak.

Early Origins of the Braddock family

The surname Braddock was first found in Kent where one of the first records of the name was Geoffrey Brodhok who was listed there in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. Thomas del Brodok was listed a few years later in the Assize Rolls of 1282 and later Thomas Broddock was listed in the Nonarum Inquisitiones for Essex in 1341. [1]

One source notes that Braddock of Broadoak is a parish, in the union of Liskeard, hundred of West, E. division of Cornwall and some of the family originated there. [2]

Braddock, Bradock or Broadoak is a parish in the hundred of West, Cornwall. "This parish was taxed in Doomsday under its present name; 'which, if it be single,' says Hals, 'signifies a rebel or traitor; one that betrays the trust or fidelity reposed in him by another; otherwise, if it be compounded of Brad-ock or Brod-ock, it signifies broad trees of oak.' - Saxon. " [3]

Early History of the Braddock family

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Braddock Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Braddock include Braddock, Braddick, Braddocke and others.

Early Notables of the Braddock family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Sir Allen Brodrick (1623-1680), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1660 and 1679; and John Braddocke (1656-1719), an English divine from Shropshire. John Braddocke (1656-1719), was an English divine, a native of Shropshire, and received his education at St. Catharine's Hall, Cambridge. General Edward...
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Braddock Ranking

In the United States, the name Braddock is the 7,043rd most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [4]

United States Braddock migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Braddock Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Nathan Braddock, aged 31, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 aboard the ship "Merchant's Hope" [5]
Braddock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Henry Braddock was a bonded passenger, who arrived in America in 1739
  • David Cutler Braddock, who landed in Georgia in 1741 [5]
Braddock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Braddock, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1868

Canada Braddock migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Braddock Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Samuel Braddock U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [6]

Australia Braddock migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Braddock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Charles Braddock, English convict from Chester, who was transported aboard the "America" on April 4, 1829, settling in New South Wales, Australia [7]
  • Miss Jane Braddock, English convict who was convicted in Chester, Cheshire, England for 15 years, transported aboard the "Emma Eugenia" on 22nd January 1846, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [8]
  • William Braddock, aged 39, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nabob"
  • Edward Braddock, aged 16, a mason, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nabob"

Contemporary Notables of the name Braddock (post 1700) +

  • James Walter Braddock (1905-1974), nicknamed "Cinderella Man," American world heavyweight boxing champion from 1935 to 1937
  • Paige Braddock, American cartoonist best known for her Eisner-nominated comic strip, Jane's World, the first gay-themed comic work to receive online distribution by a national media syndicate in the U.S
  • Jim Braddock, American North Carolina Tar Heels basketball player, recipient of the McDonald's All-American trophy (1979)
  • Robert Valentine "Bobby" Braddock (b. 1940), American Country songwriter, member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame
  • Elizabeth Margaret "Bessie" Braddock JP (1899-1970), née Bamber, British Labour politician, Member of Parliament for Liverpool Exchange (1945-1970)
  • Mr. Ernest A. Braddock, British Councillor, held the position of Sheriff of Nottingham, England from 1939 to 1940, he was Lord Mayor in 1942
  • Gerneral Edward Braddock (1695-1755), Scottish soldier, Commander-in-chief during at the start of the French and Indian War (1754–1763)
  • Walter Braddock Hickman (1911-1970), President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland from 1963 to 1970

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  2. Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  3. Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
  4. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  5. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  6. Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  7. State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from
  8. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 4th April 2022). on Facebook