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The Anglo-Saxon name Broadley comes from the family having resided in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, where the family resided in Broadley. The place-name Broadley means "broad meadow," from the Old English brade or brode, which means broad, and lea, for meadow or clearing. The surname literally means "one who lives near the broad meadow."

Broadley Early Origins



The surname Broadley was first found in Yorkshire 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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Broadley Spelling Variations


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Broadley Spelling Variations



Broadley has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Broadley, Broadly, Bradley and others.

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Broadley Early History


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Broadley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Broadley research. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Broadley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Broadley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Broadley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Broadley 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Broadleys to arrive on North American shores:

Broadley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Margery Broadley who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1772
  • Margery Broadley, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1772

Broadley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Broadley, aged 34, arrived in Delaware in 1812
  • R. B. Broadley who arrived in New York in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Broadley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Broadley (post 1700)



  • Vaughan John Pascal Broadley (b. 1972), former English cricketer
  • Henry Broadley (1793-1851), English Conservative politician, Member of Parliament for East Riding of Yorkshire (1837- 1851)
  • Alexander Meyrick Broadley (1847-1916), also known as Broadley Pasha, an English lawyer, journalist and historian, best known for being the defence lawyer for Ahmed 'Urabi after the failure of the Urabi Revolt
  • Donald George Broadley (b. 1932), British herpetologist, eponym of Broadley's dwarf gecko, Broadley's Flat Lizard and Broadley's Ridged Frog
  • Ian Rank- Broadley FRBS (b. 1952), British sculptor, perhaps best known for his designs for British coinage
  • William Henry Harrison- Broadley (1820-1896), British Conservative politician, Member of Parliament for East Riding of Yorkshire (1868-1885), High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1867, uncle of Henry Broadley Harrison-Broadley
  • Henry Broadley Harrison- Broadley (1853-1914), British Conservative Party politician, Member of Parliament for Howdenshire (1906-1914)
  • Eric Broadley (b. 1928), British entrepreneur, engineer, and founder of Lola Cars

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Broadley Historic Events


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Broadley Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. William N Broadley (b. 1901), English Leading Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Old Malton, Yorkshire, 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: Honor post funere vivit
Motto Translation: Honour lives after death.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. 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. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Broadley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Broadley 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 21 March 2016 at 09:00.

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