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Broddebrege History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The lineage of the name Broddebrege begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Sussex, in the hamlet of Broadbridge in the parish of Bosham. Broadbrige means "bridge over the broad river crossing," and is three miles west of Chichester and been inhabited since the period of Roman occupation of Britain. Another village in the area is called Broadbridge Heath, and is the birthplace of Percy Bysshe Shelley, the great romantic poet who lived from 1792 to 1822. The name Broadbridge is a compound of the Old English words brad and brycg, which mean "broad" and "bridge," respectively.

Early Origins of the Broddebrege family

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

Early History of the Broddebrege family

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Broddebrege Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Broddebrege has undergone many spelling variations, including Brodbridge, Broadbridge, Brodebridge, Broadbrige, Bradebrige and many more.

Early Notables of the Broddebrege family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Broddebrege family to the New World and Oceana

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Broddebrege were among those contributors: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.

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