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The name Brod has a history dating as far back as the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a stout person. The surname Brod is derived from the Old English word brode, which means broad. This in turn is derived from the Old English word brad, which has the same meaning.

Brod Early Origins



The surname Brod was first found in Somerset 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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Brod Spelling Variations


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Brod Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Brod have been found, including Broad, Brod and others.

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Brod Early History


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Brod Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brod research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 123 and 1233 are included under the topic Early Brod History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brod Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brod Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brod 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Brod, or a variant listed above:

Brod Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Paulus Brod, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Johan Nickel Brod, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Johannes Brod, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782
  • Luce Brod, aged 33, landed in New Orleans, La in 1785
  • Magdeleine Brod, aged 36, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1785
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brod Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Fr Brod, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • Anna Margaretha Brod, who arrived in North America in 1844
  • Barbara Brod, who came to New York, NY in 1849
  • Johann Brod, who landed in America in 1882
  • Johann Peter Brod, who landed in America in 1882
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brod (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brod (post 1700)



  • Laura Brod, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 2008
  • Max Brod (1884-1968), Australian novelist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

    The Brod Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brod 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 1 February 2016 at 08:59.

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