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The ancestors of the bearers of the Broadstreet family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found near a major road. The name literally means by the broad street, and would have been given to someone who lived by one of the major roads of the time.

Broadstreet Early Origins



The surname Broadstreet 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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Broadstreet Spelling Variations


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Broadstreet Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Broadstreet include Bradstreet, Broadstreet and others.

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Broadstreet Early History


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Broadstreet Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Broadstreet research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1612, 1672, 1603, 1697, 1612, 1672, 1693, 1762, 1759 and 1924 are included under the topic Early Broadstreet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Broadstreet Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Broadstreet Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Broadstreet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Broadstreet In Ireland


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Broadstreet In Ireland



Some of the Broadstreet family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Broadstreet or a variant listed above:

Broadstreet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John S Broadstreet, aged 28, arrived in Key West, Fla in 1838
  • S Broadstreet, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Broadstreet Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • E. T. Broadstreet, aged 51, who landed in America, in 1903

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Contemporary Notables of the name Broadstreet (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Broadstreet (post 1700)



  • Jeff Broadstreet (b. 1960), American film director from Greencastle, Indiana, best known for Night of the Living Dead 3D: Re-Animation (2012) and Night of the Living Dead 3D (2006)

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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: Virtute et non vi
Motto Translation: By virtue and not by force.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Broadstreet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Broadstreet 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 11 September 2014 at 08:30.

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