The name Broadrip is an old Anglo-Saxon
name. It comes from when a family lived in Somerset
, where they took their name from the parish of Bawdrip. The place-name first appears in the Domesday Book
in 1086, as Bagetrep. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English terms bage
which mean badger and trap, respectively. It denoted a place where badgers were snared.
Early Origins of the Broadrip family
The surname Broadrip was first found in Kent
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 Broadrip family
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Broadrip Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Broadrip were recorded, including Broadrip, Broadripp, Broadrib, Broadribb, Broderip, Brodrib, Broddripp, Brodripe and many more.
Early Notables of the Broadrip family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Broadrip family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Broadrip family emigrate to North America:
Broadrip Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Broadrip who settled in Nevis in 1654
Broadrip Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- George Broadrip, who arrived in Maryland in 1824 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)