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The chronicles of the Brodie family reach back into Scottish history to an ancient tribe known as the Picts
. The ancestors of the Brodie family lived in the lands of Brodie, in the barony of Moray where the family at one time held territories. King Alexander III had granted their lands. Checking further we found the name was derived from the Gaelic word broth
which means ditch.
The surname Brodie was first found in Moray, 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.
When the first dictionaries were invented in the last few hundred years, spelling gradually became standardized. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound. Names were often recorded under different spelling variations every time they were written. Brodie has been written Brodie, Brody, Brodey, Brodye, Broadie, Broffee, Broffy, Brophie, Brophey, Brothie, Brophy, Brodley, Brothy and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brodie research. Another 293 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1311, 1386, 1466, 1550 and 1645 are included under the topic Early Brodie History in all our PDF Extended History products
Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brodie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
Some of the Brodie family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland
is included in all our PDF Extended History products
The crossing to North America did not seem so great in comparison with the hardships many Scots endured at home. It was long, expensive, and cramped, but also rewarding. North America offered land and the chance for settlers to prove themselves in a new place. And many did prove themselves as they fought to forge a new nation in the American War of Independence
. The ancestors of those Scots can now experience much of their once-lost heritage through the Clan
societies and highland games that have sprung up across North America in the last century. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Brodie:
Brodie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Robert Brodie with wife and six children arrived in New York in 1775
- Robert Brodie, who arrived in New York in 1775
- John Brodie, aged 26, arrived in New York in 1799
Brodie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Andrew Brodie who arrived in Philadelphia in 1811
- Edward Brodie arrived in Philadelphia in 1813
- William Brodie, who arrived in New York in 1819
- James Brodie, who landed in New York in 1821
- John, Brodie Jr., who landed in New York, NY in 1831
Brodie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Neil Brodie, Scottish convict from Aberdeen, who was transported aboard the "America" on April 4, 1829, settling in New South Wales, Australia
- Alexander Brodie arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Superb" in 1839
- Georgianna Brodie arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Superb" in 1839
- Louisa Brodie arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Superb" in 1839
- Maria Brodie arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Superb" in 1839
Brodie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- H Brodie landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1840
- James Brodie landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
- W Brodie landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1840
- Walter Brodie arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cashmere" in 1851
- Alexander Brodie, aged 26, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Shamrock" in 1856
- Walter Scott "Steve" Brodie (1868-1935), American Major League Baseball outfielder who played from 1890 through 1902
- Steve Brodie (1861-1901), American daredevil from New York City who claimed to have jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge and survived on July 23, 1886, eponym of the terms "taking a Brodie" and "Brodie"
- Steve Brodie (1919-1992), born John Stevenson, an American stage, film, and television actor, he took his screen name from Steve Brodie, the daredevil
- John Riley Brodie (b. 1935), American former NFL football quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, and Senior PGA Tour professional golfer
- Irene H. Brodie, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1996
- James Brodie, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 2008
- Katie Brodie, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1988
- Robert Beach Brodie, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Alaska, 2008
- Tom Brodie, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Florida 18th District, 1986
- Edward Everett Brodie (1876-1939), American Republican politician, Chair of Clackamas County Republican Party, 1916-21; U.S. Minister to Siam, 1921-25; Finland, 1930-33
|Brodie Clan Badge|
A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system... MoreSepts of the Distinguished Name Brodie
Breeddie, Briddie, Bride, Bridie, Bridy, Britie, Brittie, Britty, Brittye, Brity, Britye, Broadie, Broady, Broadye, Broddey, Broddie, Broddy, Broddye, Brodeie, Brodey, Brodeye, Brodie, Brodley, Brody, Brodye, Broffee, Broffy, Brophey, Brophie, Brophy, Brothaigh, Brothie, Brothy, Brottie, Brotty, Bryde, Brydie, MacBrodie, Macbrody, McBrodie, McBrody and more
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- Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
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- Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
- Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
The Brodie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brodie 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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