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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Broadbritch surname lived in Sussex, in the hamlet of Broadbridge in the parish of Bosham. Broadbrige means "bridge over the broad river crossing," and is three miles west of Chichester and been inhabited since the period of Roman occupation of Britain. Another village in the area is called Broadbridge Heath, and is the birthplace of Percy Bysshe Shelley, the great romantic poet who lived from 1792 to 1822. The name Broadbridge is a compound of the Old English words brad and brycg, which mean "broad" and "bridge," respectively.

Broadbritch Early Origins



The surname Broadbritch was first found in Sussex, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Broadbritch Spelling Variations


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Broadbritch Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Broadbritch are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Broadbritch include: Brodbridge, Broadbridge, Brodebridge, Broadbrige, Bradebrige and many more.

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Broadbritch Early History


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Broadbritch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Broadbritch research. Another 441 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1192, 1296, 1327, 1500 and 1750 are included under the topic Early Broadbritch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Broadbritch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Broadbritch Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Broadbritch or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.

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Citations



    Other References

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    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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    The Broadbritch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Broadbritch 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.

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