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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)



  • Robert John Braidwood (1907-2003), American archaeologist and anthropologist, one of the founders of scientific archaeology, a leader in the field of Near Eastern Prehistory
  • Charles "Chuck" Grant Braidwood (1903-1945), American professional football player who played from 1930 to 1933 for the Portsmouth Spartans, Chicago Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds
  • Thomas Braidwood (1715-1798), Scottish educator who established the first school in Great Britain for deaf-mutes, at Edinburgh in 1760
  • James Braidwood (1800-1861), Scottish firefighter who founded the world's first municipal fire service in Edinburgh in 1824
  • Robert Philip "Phil" BEng Braidwood MLC (b. 1949), Manx politician, Member of the Legislative Council for the Isle of Man
  • Ernest "Ernie" Braidwood (1895-1968), English professional footballer who played from 1920 to 1930
  • Adam Braidwood (b. 1984), Canadian former professional CFL football defensive end for the Edmonton Eskimos (2006-2010), current professional boxer
  • Tom Braidwood (b. 1948), Canadian actor and director, best known for his role as Melvin Frohike, one of the conspiracy theorists known as The Lone Gunmen on the television series The X-Files

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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. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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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 13 April 2017 at 08:14.

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