Anglo-Saxon name Broadbotham comes from the family having resided in Cheshire, where the hamlet of Broadbottom forms the basis for the family name. Broadbottom means the broad hollow.
Early Origins of the Broadbotham family
Cheshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Broadbotham family
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Broadbotham Spelling Variations
hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Broadbotham, Broadbottom, Broadbotom, Brodebottom, Brodbottom, Brodebotham and many more.
Early Notables of the Broadbotham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Broadbotham family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Broadbothams to arrive on North American shores: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.
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