The ancestry of the name Brodbotham dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Cheshire
, where the hamlet of Broadbottom
forms the basis for the family name. Broadbottom means the broad hollow.
Early Origins of the Brodbotham family
The surname Brodbotham was first found in Cheshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Brodbotham family
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Brodbotham 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 Brodbotham have been found, including Broadbotham, Broadbottom, Broadbotom, Brodebottom, Brodbottom, Brodebotham and many more.
Early Notables of the Brodbotham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brodbotham family to the New World and Oceana
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 Brodbotham, or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.