Many variations of the name Brodreck 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.
Early Origins of the Brodreck family
The surname Brodreck was 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)
Early History of the Brodreck family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brodreck 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 Brodreck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brodreck Spelling Variations
Before widespread literacy came to Ireland, a name was often recorded under several different variations during the life of its bearer. Accordingly, numerous spelling variations
were revealed in the search for the origin of the name Brodreck family name. Variations found include Broderick, Brodrick, Brodrig, Brouderick and many more.
Early Notables of the Brodreck family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name at this time was Sir Thomas Brodrick, of Wandsworth; and his son, Sir St. John Brodrick, of Midleton (1627-1711), an Irish Member of Parliament for County Cork
(1692-1693) and (1695-1699); and his son, Thomas... Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brodreck Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brodreck family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of Irish families
left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Brodreck: John Brodrick who settled in Philadelphia in 1766; followed by Patrick, Joseph, and John between 1840 and 1860. Edward, Henry, John, Joseph, Patrick Broderick all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860..
The Brodreck Motto
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.