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Braidwood Early Origins



The surname Braidwood was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat in their territories at Braidwood in the parish of Avondale. The Pictish influence on Scottish history diminished after Kenneth Macalpine became King of all Scotland. But those east coast and central families still played an important role in government and were more accessible to Government than their western highland counterparts. They were first seated at Bavelay in the year 1280 when John de Bradwood sat in inquest of lands.

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Braidwood Spelling Variations


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Braidwood Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Braidwood, Bradwood, Breadwood, Broadwood and others.

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Braidwood Early History


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Braidwood Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Braidwood research. Another 128 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1521, 1649, 1715, 1745, and 1806 are included under the topic Early Braidwood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Braidwood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Braidwood Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Braidwood Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Braidwood Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Braidwood settler in Virginia in 1813
  • John Braidwood, aged 28, arrived in Virginia in 1813

Braidwood Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Braidwood, who landed in Canada in 1821

Braidwood Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Braidwood, aged 25, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "James Fernie"
  • Helen Braidwood, aged 14, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Northern Light"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Braidwood (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Braidwood (post 1700)



  • Thomas Braidwood (1715-1798), Scottish educator, who established the first school in Great Britain for deaf-mutes, at Edinburgh in 1760
  • Tom Braidwood (b. 1948), Canadian actor

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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: Vigueur de dessus
Motto Translation: Strength is from above.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    9. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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    The Braidwood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Braidwood 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 25 June 2015 at 20:01.

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