Brodebotham is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in Cheshire
, where the hamlet of Broadbottom
forms the basis for the family name. Broadbottom means the broad hollow.
Early Origins of the Brodebotham family
The surname Brodebotham was first found in Cheshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Brodebotham family
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Brodebotham Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Brodebotham family name include Broadbotham, Broadbottom, Broadbotom, Brodebottom, Brodbottom, Brodebotham and many more.
Early Notables of the Brodebotham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brodebotham family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Brodebotham surname or a spelling variation of the name include: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.