Early Origins of the Broadford family
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.
Early History of the Broadford family
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Broadford Spelling Variations
spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names. Broadford has appeared as Broadfoot, Broadford, Bradfute, Braidfoot, Breadfoot, Bredfoot and many more.
Early Notables of the Broadford family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Broadford family to the New World and Oceana
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 America. Among them:
Broadford Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Broadford (post 1700)
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