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Where did the Irish Broderick family come from? What is the Irish Broderick family crest and coat of arms? When did the Broderick family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Broderick family history?Many variations of the name Broderick have evolved since the time of its initial creation. In Gaelic it appeared as O Bruadair, which is derived from Bruadar, a common Norse forename. It is unclear as to whether or not the family is of Norse origin. But it should be noted that many people named Bruader are recorded as having lived in Ireland prior to the onset of the Danish invasions, including an Irish prince of the Heremon line, from whom the family claims descent.
The recording of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. Since the general population did not know how to read or write, they could only specify how their names should be recorded orally. Research into the name Broderick revealed spelling variations, including Broderick, Brodrick, Brodrig, Brouderick and many more.
First found in Carlow (Irish: Cheatharlach) a small landlocked area located in the province of Leinster in the South East of Ireland, where they were descended from the Ryans, Lords of Idrone, more specifically from Bruader or Bruadaran an Irish Prince of the Heremon line. His name was derived from the Irish "bruadair" which means "a dream." 
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Broderick research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1660, 1627, 1711, 1692, 1693, 1695, 1699, 1654, 1730, 1692, 1693, 1703, 1713, 1656 and 1728 are included under the topic Early Broderick History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 135 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Broderick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Death and immigration greatly reduced Ireland's population in the 19th century. For the native Irish people poverty, hunger, and racial prejudice was common. Therefore, thousands left their homeland to seek opportunity in North America. Those who survived the journey and the quarantine camps to which they arrived, were instrumental towards building the strong developing nations of the United States and the future Canada. By far, the largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These were employed as construction or factory workers. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name Broderick:
Broderick Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Broderick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Broderick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Broderick Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Broderick Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Broderick Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Broderick Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: A cuspide corona
Motto Translation: By spear a crown.
The Broderick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Broderick 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.
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