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The origins of the Broadus name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in Cheshire where the name is derived from a now unknown place in the east of that county. The place-name Broadhurst is derived from the old English terms brade, which meant broad or wide, and hurst, a word that meant forest or wood.

Broadus Early Origins



The surname Broadus 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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Broadus Spelling Variations


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Broadus 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 Broadus were recorded, including Broadhurst, Brodhurst and others.

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Broadus Early History


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Broadus Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Broadus research. Another 268 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Broadus History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Broadus Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Broadus Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Broadus 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



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 Broadus family emigrate to North America:

Broadus Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Joseph Broadus, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Robie Broadus, aged 18, who emigrated to America, in 1910

Broadus Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Edmond Broadus, aged 48, who emigrated to Edmondton, Canada, in 1924
  • Eleonora Broadus, aged 51, who settled in Edmondton, Canada, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Broadus (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Broadus (post 1700)



  • John Albert Broadus (1827-1895), American Baptist pastor and professor at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Kevin Broadus (b. 1964), American college basketball coach
  • J. Welby Broadus, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1928 (alternate), 1932
  • Charles Broadus, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Las Vegas, Nevada, 1991

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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: Sapere et tacere
Motto Translation: To be wise and silent.


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See Also


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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. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. 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. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Broadus Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Broadus 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 23 October 2015 at 08:59.

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