Breden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Breden family
The surname Breden was first found in South Northamptonshire at Bradden, a village that dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was first listed as Bradene. Literally the place name means "broad valley," from the Old English words "brad" + "denu."  The parish church is dedicated to St Michael and was built in the 13th century.
Early History of the Breden family
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Breden Spelling Variations
The name Breden, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Braden, Braddene, Bradens, Braiding, McBradden and many more.
Early Notables of the Breden family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Breden family to Ireland
Some of the Breden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Breden migration to the United States +
The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Breden family, or who bore a variation of the surname Breden were
Breden Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Ann Breden, who arrived in Maryland in 1670 
Breden Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- James Breden, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1772
- James Breden, who arrived in South Carolina in 1772 
Breden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Helena Breden, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 
Breden migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Breden Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Thomas Breden, aged 21, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Frenchman"
Related Stories +
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ 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)