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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, landed in North Carolina in 1812
  • William Broadfoot arrived in New York in 1822
  • M. Broadfoot arrived in New York in 1822
  • David Broadfoot, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854
  • ... (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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Lilford" in 1839 [1]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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Camoena" in 1843 [2]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, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "William Stevenson"

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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
  • 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
  • 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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY LILFORD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyLilford.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CAMOENA 1843. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1843Camoena.gif

Other References

  1. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  2. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  8. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  9. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  10. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
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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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