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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Broadwell surname lived in Bradwell a parish in counties Buckinghamshire, Suffolk and Essex. Townships with the home Bradwell were found in Chester and Derby.

Broadwell Early Origins



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

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Broadwell Spelling Variations


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Broadwell Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Broadwell are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Broadwell include: Bradwell, Bradewelle, Bradewell, Braddell and many more.

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Broadwell Early History


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Broadwell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Broadwell research. Another 388 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1295, 1379, 1593, and 1622 are included under the topic Early Broadwell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Broadwell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Broadwell Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Broadwell 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Broadwell or a variant listed above:

Broadwell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Broadwell, who arrived in Maryland in 1668

Broadwell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Samuel Broadwell, aged 46, who emigrated to America from London, in 1892
  • Sameul Broadwell, aged 50, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1892
  • Mrs. J. Broadwell, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1894

Broadwell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Douglas Broadwell, aged 30, who settled in America, in 1903
  • Edward H Broadwell, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Imogene Broadwell, who settled in America, in 1906
  • Louis O. Broadwell, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Richard Broadwell, aged 37, who landed in America from Horley, England, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Broadwell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Broadwell (post 1700)



  • Charles Broadwell, American publisher of the The Fayetteville Observer, a daily newspaper in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Robert Broadwell (b. 1919), American director of The Great Radium Mystery (1919), now considered a lost film
  • L. W. Broadwell (b. 1860), American inventor of the Broadwell drum, a critical part of the Gatling gun
  • Paula Dean Broadwell (b. 1972), American writer, academic, and anti-terrorism professional

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. 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.
    3. 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).
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    11. ...

    The Broadwell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Broadwell 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 3 June 2016 at 19:23.

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