Broadbent History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Broadbent family

The surname Broadbent was first found in Lancashire 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 Broadbent family

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Broadbent Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Brodbent, Broadbelt, Broadbent and others.

Early Notables of the Broadbent family (pre 1700)

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United States Broadbent migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Broadbent Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Sarah Broadbent, who landed in Virginia in 1701 [1]
  • William Broadbent, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1718
  • Richard Broadbent, who settled in New England in 1774
Broadbent Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Broadbent, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1805
  • Joseph Broadbent, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1820
  • Elizabeth Broadbent, aged 26, who arrived in New York in 1862 [1]
  • Francis Broadbent, who landed in New York in 1862 [1]
  • Thomas Broadbent, aged 28, who arrived in New York in 1862 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Broadbent migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Broadbent Settlers in Australia in the 18th Century
Broadbent Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Broadbent, (b. 1809), aged 23, Cornish settler convicted in Cornwall, UK on 7th August 1832, sentenced for 7 years for stealing clothing, transported aboard the ship "Moffatt" on 7th August 1832 to Van Dieman's Land, Australia [3]
  • Luke Broadbent, aged 45, a labourer, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Buffalo" in 1836 [4]
  • Harriet Broadbent, aged 39, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Buffalo" in 1836 [4]
  • Henry Broadbent, aged 11, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Buffalo" in 1836 [4]
  • James Broadbent, aged 9, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Buffalo" in 1836 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Broadbent migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Broadbent Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • J Broadbent, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • W Broadbent, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • C W Broadbent, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1841
  • William Broadbent, aged 36, a blacksmith, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "George Fyfe" in 1842
  • Honorah Broadbent, aged 23, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "George Fyfe" in 1842

Contemporary Notables of the name Broadbent (post 1700) +

  • Steven W. Broadbent, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from District of Columbia, 1988 [5]
  • Smith Broadbent Jr., American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1952 [5]
  • Samuel G. Broadbent, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Port Said, 1897-98 [5]
  • R. Broadbent, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Port Said, 1884 [5]
  • Mary Broadbent, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 2008 [5]
  • L. V. Broadbent, American politician, Mayor of Cedar City, Utah, 1953-54 [5]
  • Jenifer Broadbent, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2004 [5]
  • Harry Broadbent (b. 1866), American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Port Said, 1900-11 [5]
  • Benjamin B. Broadbent, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Hamden; Elected 1906, 1930 [5]
  • A. B. Broadbent, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1928; Speaker of the Tennessee State Senate, 1931-33 [5]
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Harold Broadbent, British Stoker 2nd Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [6]
HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Edmund Broadbent, British Stoker 2ne Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [7]


The Broadbent Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Quondam his vicimus armis
Motto Translation: We formerly conquered with these arms.


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 29th September 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/barwell
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  7. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html


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