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Broad is a name whose history is entwined with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a stout person. The surname Broad 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.

Broad Early Origins



The surname Broad 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.

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Broad Spelling Variations


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Broad Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Broad were recorded, including Broad, Brod and others.

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Broad Early History


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Broad Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Broad research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 123 and 1233 are included under the topic Early Broad History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Broad Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Broad Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Broad Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Broad family emigrate to North America:

Broad Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Tho Broad, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Thomazin Broad, aged 24, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Thomas Broad, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
  • Thomas Broad settled in Virginia in 1637
  • Ben Broad, who arrived in Virginia in 1662
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Broad Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francis Broad, who arrived in New England in 1730
  • Mary Broad who settled in Virginia in 1738
  • Robert Broad settled in New England in 1773

Broad Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Benjamin Broad, who landed in Mississippi in 1903

Broad Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Broad, aged 46, a farmer, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • Isobel Broad, aged 47, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • Michael Broad, aged 15, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • James Broad, aged 13, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • John Broad, aged 12, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Broad Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Broad arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cressy" in 1847
  • Martin Broad arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke of Bedford" in 1848
  • Henry T Broad arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Forfarshire" in 1848
  • Mary Broad arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ramillies" in 1849
  • Samuel Broad, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Broad Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • G Broad landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1842
  • Charles Broad, aged 29, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Sarah Broad, aged 22, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • William Broad arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "African" in 1860
  • Emma Broad arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "African" in 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Broad (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Broad (post 1700)



  • Henry Broad, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Santos, 1884
  • William J Broad, American journalist and author, who has twice shared the Pulitzer Prize
  • William Broad (b. 1955), English singer, who uses the stage name "Billy Idol"
  • Graham Broad (b. 1957), English rock drummer
  • Charlie Dunbar Broad (1887-1971), English philosopher
  • Sir Charles Broad, English Army officer
  • Charles Broad (1828-1879), New Zealand (English born), justice of the peace, goldfields administrator, and magistrate
  • Howard Broad (b. 1957), thirtieth New Zealand Commissioner of Police

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    11. ...

    The Broad Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Broad 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 17 April 2016 at 14:48.

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