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.
Early Origins of the Broadstock family
The surname Broadstock was first found in Wiltshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Broadstock family
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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.
Early Notables of the Broadstock family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Broadstock family to the New World and Oceana
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
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)