The origins of the Broadbottom name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in Cheshire
, where the hamlet of Broadbottom
forms the basis for the family name. Broadbottom means the broad hollow.
Early Origins of the Broadbottom family
The surname Broadbottom was first found in Cheshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Broadbottom family
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Broadbottom 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 Broadbottom were recorded, including Broadbotham, Broadbottom, Broadbotom, Brodebottom, Brodbottom, Brodebotham and many more.
Early Notables of the Broadbottom family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Broadbottom family to the New World and Oceana
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 Broadbottom family emigrate to North America: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.