The ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of England
produced the name of Brawdy. It was given to a stout person. The surname Brawdy is derived from the Old English word brode,
which means broad.
This in turn is derived from the Old English word brad,
which has the same meaning.
Early Origins of the Brawdy family
The surname Brawdy was first found in Somerset
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.
Early History of the Brawdy family
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Brawdy Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Brawdy has appeared include Broad, Brod and others.
Early Notables of the Brawdy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brawdy family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Brawdy arrived in North America very early: Mary Broad who settled in Virginia in 1738; Robert Broad settled in New England
in 1773; Thomas Broad settled in Virginia in 1637.