The name Broadhose is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Cheshire
where the name is derived from a now unknown place in the east of that county. The place-name Broadhurst is derived from the old English terms brade,
which meant broad
a word that meant forest
or wood. CITATION[CLOSE]
Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
Early Origins of the Broadhose family
The surname Broadhose was first found in Cheshire
where "the Broadhursts have long been inhabitants of Prestbury and Gawsworth." CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
Alternatively, the name could have originated from "a manor in the parish of Horsted Keynes, co. Sussex" CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
or another source notes that the name was also "a location name in Lincolnshire." CITATION[CLOSE]
Barber, Henry, British Family Names London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1894. Print.
Early History of the Broadhose family
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Broadhose Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Broadhose has been spelled many different ways, including Broadhurst, Brodhurst and others.
Early Notables of the Broadhose family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Broadhose family to Ireland
Some of the Broadhose family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Broadhose family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Broadhoses to arrive in North America: Joseph Broadhurst who arrived in Philadelphia in 1816. Abraham, Charles, George, John, Joseph, Samuel, Stephen, and Thomas Broadhurst all arrived in Philadelphia between 1845 and 1870..
The Broadhose Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Sapere et tacere
Motto Translation: To be wise and silent.