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The ancient roots of the Broadhurst family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Broadhurst comes from 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 or wide, and hurst, a word that meant forest or wood.

Broadhurst Early Origins



The surname Broadhurst was first found in Derbyshire 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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Broadhurst Spelling Variations


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Broadhurst Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Broadhurst has appeared include Broadhurst, Brodhurst and others.

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Broadhurst Early History


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Broadhurst Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Broadhurst research. Another 268 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Broadhurst History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Broadhurst Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Broadhurst Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Broadhurst 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Broadhurst arrived in North America very early:

Broadhurst Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Walter Broadhurst, who arrived in Maryland in 1638
  • Ra Broadhurst, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • Tho Broadhurst, who arrived in Virginia in 1666

Broadhurst Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Broadhurst, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Joseph Broadhurst, who arrived in Antigua (Antego) in 1737

Broadhurst Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Broadhurst who arrived in Philadelphia in 1816
  • Mary Broadhurst, who landed in New York, NY in 1845
  • W Broadhurst, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • S Broadhurst, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Abraham, Charles, George, John, Joseph, Samuel, Stephen, and Thomas Broadhurst all arrived in Philadelphia between 1845 and 1870

Broadhurst Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Broadhurst, English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824

Broadhurst Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Broadhurst arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Asterope" in 1867
  • Sarah Broadhurst arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Asterope" in 1867
  • Clara Broadhurst arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Asterope" in 1867

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Contemporary Notables of the name Broadhurst (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Broadhurst (post 1700)



  • Michael Broadhurst, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2008
  • E. D. Broadhurst, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1916 (alternate), 1940
  • Basil Broadhurst, American Republican politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Franklin 1st Ward, 1956; Elected New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Franklin 1st Ward 1956
  • Arthur J. Broadhurst, American Democrat politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives Fifteenth Essex District; Elected 2002
  • Kent Broadhurst (b. 1940), American actor
  • George Howells Broadhurst (1866-1952), Anglo-American theatre owner/manager
  • Chief Marshal Sir Harry Broadhurst (1905-1995), English Royal Air Force commander, head of Hawker Siddeley Aviation
  • Mark Broadhurst (b. 1974), English cricketer
  • Kevan Broadhurst (b. 1959), English footballer and football manager
  • John Charles Broadhurst (b. 1942), English priest Bishop of Fulham in the Diocese of London (1996 to 2010)
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Broadhurst Historic Events


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Broadhurst Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Dennis C Broadhurst (b. 1912), English Wireman serving for the Royal Navy from Lemington Spa, Warwickshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Motto


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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.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824

Other References

  1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  6. 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).
  7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  11. ...

The Broadhurst Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Broadhurst 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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