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The saga of the name Broadfoot begins with a Strathclyde-Briton family in the ancient Scottish/English Borderlands. It is a name for a person with wide feet. Tracing the origin of the name further, we found the name Broadfoot was originally derived from the Old English brad fot, which means broad foot.

Broadfoot Early Origins



The surname Broadfoot was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, 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.

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Broadfoot Spelling Variations


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Broadfoot Spelling Variations



The many spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names result from the fact that scribes in that era spelled words according to sound. Translation too, was an undeveloped science, and many names were altered into complete obscurity. Over the years Broadfoot has been spelled Broadfoot, Broadford, Bradfute, Braidfoot, Breadfoot, Bredfoot and many more.

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Broadfoot Early History


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Broadfoot Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Broadfoot research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Broadfoot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Broadfoot Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Broadfoot Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Broadfoot 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 the uncertainties and discrimination faced in Scotland, many decided to head out for North Ameri ca. Once they arrived, many Scots fought with relish in the American War of Independence; some went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Many ancestors of these Scots have recovered their lost national heritage in the 20th century through Clan organizations and Scottish historical societies. Among the settlers to North America were:

Broadfoot Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jonathon Broadfoot who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • William Broadfoot, aged 26, who landed in North Carolina in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • William Broadfoot, who arrived in New York in 1822
  • M. Broadfoot, who arrived in New York in 1822
  • David Broadfoot, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Broadfoot Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Broadfoot, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Lilford" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY LILFORD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyLilford.htm
  • John Broadfoot, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Camoena" in 1843 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CAMOENA 1843. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1843Camoena.gif
  • John Broadfoot, aged 37, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "William Stevenson" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Friday 2nd February 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) William Stevenson 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/williamstevenson1855.shtml

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Contemporary Notables of the name Broadfoot (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Broadfoot (post 1700)



  • John Broadfoot, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Huelva, 1884 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Grover Lee Broadfoot (1892-1962), American Republican politician, Mayor of Mondovi, Wisconsin, 1943-47; Member of Wisconsin State Assembly, 1945-48; Justice of Wisconsin State Supreme Court, 1948-62; Appointed 1948 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • David Broadfoot GC (1899-1953), Scottish seaman awarded the George Cross for his role during the sinking of the Princess Victoria
  • Kirk Broadfoot (b. 1982), Scottish professional footballer
  • Dave Broadfoot OC (1925-2016), award-winning Canadian comedian, former member of the radio version of the Royal Canadian Air Farce
  • Patricia M Broadfoot (b. 1949), Vice-Chancellor of the University of Gloucestershire
  • Barry Samuel Broadfoot (1926-2003), Canadian interviewer

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  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY LILFORD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyLilford.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CAMOENA 1843. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1843Camoena.gif
  4. ^ South Australian Register Friday 2nd February 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) William Stevenson 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/williamstevenson1855.shtml
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  7. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  8. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
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The Broadfoot Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Broadfoot 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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