Brodley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Brodley family saga is rooted in the people of the Pictish Clan of ancient Scotland. The Brodley 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.
Early Origins of the Brodley family
The surname Brodley 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.
Early History of the Brodley family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brodley research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1311, 1386, 1466, 1550, 1645, 1617, 1680 and 1311 are included under the topic Early Brodley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brodley Spelling Variations
Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name Brodley include Brodie, Brody, Brodey, Brodye, Broadie, Broffee, Broffy, Brophie, Brophey, Brothie, Brophy, Brodley, Brothy and many more.
Early Notables of the Brodley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brodley family to Ireland
Some of the Brodley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
| Brodley migration to the United States ||+|
The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Brodley:
Brodley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Daniell Brodley, aged 20, who arrived in New England aboard the ship "Elizabeth" in 1635 
- Daniel Brodley, who arrived in Boston in 1635
Brodley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Patrick Brodley, who landed in Philadelphia in 1803
- Alexander Brodley, aged 28, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1803 
- Alexandria Brodley, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1803
- Patk Brodley, aged 19, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1803 
- Haly Brodley, aged 3, who arrived in Ellis Island, New York aboard the ship "Rambler" in 1837 
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| Brodley migration to Australia ||+|
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Brodley Settlers in Australia in the 20th Century
- Rob Brodley, who arrived in Fremantle, Australia aboard the ship "Yorck" in 1907 
- E. Brodley, who arrived in Fremantle, Australia aboard the ship "Marloo" in 1910 
- Mr. I. Brodley, who arrived in Fremantle, Australia aboard the ship "Orsova" in 1962 
- Mrs. M. Brodley, who arrived in Fremantle, Australia aboard the ship "Orsova" in 1962 
- Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- Ellis Island Search retrieved 9th February 2023. Retrieved from https://heritage.statueofliberty.org/passenger-result
- National Archives of Australia Retrieved 9th February 2023. Retrieved from https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ListingReports/PassengerListing.aspx