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The Anglo-Saxon name Broadstock comes from the family having resided in the region of Bradenstoke a parish in Salisbury. Alternatively the name could have derived from Burton Bradstock, a village in south west Dorset.

Broadstock Early Origins



The surname Broadstock was first found in Wiltshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Broadstock Spelling Variations


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Broadstock Spelling Variations



Broadstock has been spelled many different ways. 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. Spelling variants included: Bradstock, Bradenestock, Bradenstoke, Bradestoke and many more.

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Broadstock Early History


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Broadstock Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Broadstock research. Another 414 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1142, 1273, 1279, 1500, and 1674 are included under the topic Early Broadstock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Broadstock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Broadstock Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Broadstock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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 Broadstocks to arrive on North American shores:

Broadstock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jemima Broadstock, aged 15, who landed in America from Wigan, in 1895

Broadstock Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • John Broadstock, aged 38, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1915

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Contemporary Notables of the name Broadstock (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Broadstock (post 1700)



  • Jack Harmer Broadstock (b. 1920), Australian rules footballer
  • Brenton Broadstock (b. 1952), Australian composer, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra's Inaugural Composer In Residence (1988-1989), recipient of the Don Banks Award from the Australia Council (1999)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    11. ...

    The Broadstock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Broadstock 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 27 May 2012 at 11:12.

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