Bretarghe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Bretarghe family
The surname Bretarghe was first found in Lancashire at Aigburth, or Aigburgh, a district chapelry, in the township of Garston, parish of Childwall, union and hundred of West Derby. "In the reigns of Elizabeth and James the family of Brettargh possessed this place; in that of Charles I. it was held by the Tarletons." 
"About the beginning of Elizabeth's reign the Brettarghs of the Holt in Little Woolton acquired lands [in Woolton, Lancashire.] The family are said to have owned the site of Woolton Hall, which descended to the Broughtons." 
Early History of the Bretarghe family
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Bretarghe Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bretarghe, Bratarge, Bratidge, Bretidge, Bretiche, Brettick, Brettidge, Bretar and many more.
Early Notables of the Bretarghe family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Katharine Brettargh (1579-1601), English Puritan, daughter of a Cheshire squire, John Bruen of Bruen Stapleford, father of John Bruen. "She was baptised on 13 Feb. 1579, and from an early age she was distinguished by earnest religious feeling. When she was about twenty she was married to William Brettargh or Brettergh, of 'Brellerghoult'...
Migration of the Bretarghe family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..