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The name Broadford was first used by a Strathclyde-Briton family from the Scottish/English Borderlands. It was a name for a person with wide feet. Tracing the origin of the name further, we found the name Broadford was originally derived from the Old English brad fot, which means broad foot.

Broadford Early Origins



The surname Broadford 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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Broadford Spelling Variations


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Broadford Spelling Variations



In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names. Broadford has appeared as Broadfoot, Broadford, Bradfute, Braidfoot, Breadfoot, Bredfoot and many more.

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Broadford Early History


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Broadford Early History



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

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Broadford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Broadford Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Broadford 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



The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan societies in North Ameri ca. Among them:

Broadford Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Broadford arrived in New York NY in 1822

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Contemporary Notables of the name Broadford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Broadford (post 1700)



  • Linda Broadford, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 2000, 2004

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Broadford Family Crest Products


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
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    The Broadford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Broadford 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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