Bredderode History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Bredderode family
The surname Bredderode was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
Early History of the Bredderode family
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Bredderode Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Brederode, Brederodes, Bredderode, Breederode, Brederrode, Brederodde, Brederodes, Brederoddes, van Brederode and many more.
Early Notables of the Bredderode family (pre 1700)
From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Jan van Brederode (1370/1372-1415), lord of Brederode and during his life abbot and soldier, he succeeded his father as the 7th lord of Brederode (1390), campaigned against the rebellious West-Frisians together with Albert I, Duke of Bavaria (1396), made a pilgrimage to Ireland to visit the St. Patrick's Fire (1398), after pilgrimage he invested a lot of money in founding new chapels and monasteries, heritage of Brederode, which included large debts, was given to Jan's younger brother Walraven I van Brederode, his younger brother Walraven was taken captive...
Migration of the Bredderode family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: those recorded from the mid 17th century onward in the great migration from Europe to the New World.