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The origins of the Broadfield name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived near an expansive field, or in one of the various settlements called Bradfield in the counties of Berkshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, or the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Broadfield Early Origins



The surname Broadfield was first found in Lancashire, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.

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Broadfield Spelling Variations


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Broadfield 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 Broadfield were recorded, including Broadfield, Brodfield, Brodefield, Brodefeld, Broadfeld and many more.

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Broadfield Early History


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Broadfield Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Broadfield research. Another 411 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1332, 1500, 1746, and 1808 are included under the topic Early Broadfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Broadfield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Broadfield Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Broadfield 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



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 Broadfield family emigrate to North America:

Broadfield Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Broadfield who arrived in Maryland in 1774

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Contemporary Notables of the name Broadfield (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Broadfield (post 1700)



  • Arthur P. Broadfield, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 1st District, 1930 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  11. ...

The Broadfield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Broadfield 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 23 October 2015 at 08:59.

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