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The name Bradstreet is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived near a major road. The name literally means by the broad street, and would have been given to someone who lived by one of the major roads of the time.

Bradstreet Early Origins



The surname Bradstreet was first found in Derbyshire 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.

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Bradstreet Spelling Variations


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Bradstreet Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Bradstreet are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Bradstreet include: Bradstreet, Broadstreet and others.

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Bradstreet Early History


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Bradstreet Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bradstreet research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1612, 1672, 1603, 1697, 1612, 1672, 1693, 1762, 1759 and 1924 are included under the topic Early Bradstreet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bradstreet Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bradstreet Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bradstreet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bradstreet In Ireland


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Bradstreet In Ireland



Some of the Bradstreet family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bradstreet or a variant listed above:

Bradstreet Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Simon Bradstreet settled in Boston in 1630 and later moved to Salem, where, in 1679 he became Governor of the Colony
  • Simon Bradstreet, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1630
  • Humphry Bradstreet, aged 40, landed in America in 1634
  • John Bradstreet, aged 3, landed in New England in 1634
  • Martha Bradstreet, aged 2, landed in New England in 1634
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bradstreet Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francis Bradstreet, who arrived in Virginia in 1741

Bradstreet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H M Bradstreet, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • B G Bradstreet, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bradstreet (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bradstreet (post 1700)



  • James Jeffrey "Jeff" Bradstreet (1954-2015), American autism researcher and former Christian preacher
  • David Bradstreet, American astronomer, eponym of the Bradstreet Observatory, St. Davids, Pennsylvania
  • William G. Bradstreet, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Lenawee County, 1962
  • Thomas Dudley Bradstreet (b. 1841), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives, 1886; Member of Connecticut State Senate, 1903-05; Connecticut State Comptroller, 1907-13
  • Nehemiah C. Bradstreet, American politician, Mayor of Rochester, New York, 1863; Member of New York State Assembly from Monroe County 2nd District, 1868-69
  • Ken Bradstreet, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 105th District; Elected 1998
  • George P. Bradstreet, American politician, First Selectman of Thomaston, Connecticut, 1904-09
  • Angela Bradstreet, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2004
  • Albert P. Bradstreet, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1880; Member of Connecticut State Senate, 1881-82
  • Tim Bradstreet (b. 1967), American comic book artist
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Virtute et non vi
Motto Translation: By virtue and not by force.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Bradstreet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bradstreet Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 3 February 2016 at 09:27.

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