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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, who arrived in Virginia in 1813 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "James Fernie" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Friday 17th November 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) James Fernie 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/jamesfernie1854.shtml
  • Helen Braidwood, aged 14, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Northern Light" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 9th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Norther Light 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/northernlight1855.shtml

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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



  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Friday 17th November 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) James Fernie 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/jamesfernie1854.shtml
  3. ^ South Australian Register Monday 9th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Norther Light 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/northernlight1855.shtml

Other References

  1. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  2. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  3. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
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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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