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Many variations of the name Brodrick 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.

Brodrick Early Origins



The surname Brodrick 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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)

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Brodrick Spelling Variations


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Brodrick Spelling Variations



Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Brodrick were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. Broderick, Brodrick, Brodrig, Brouderick and many more.

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Brodrick Early History


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Brodrick Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brodrick 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 Brodrick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brodrick Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brodrick Early Notables (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 Brodrick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the religious and political discrimination they experienced primarily at the hands of the English, thousands of Irish left their homeland in the 19th century. These migrants typically settled in communities throughout the East Coast of North America, but also joined the wagon trains moving out to the Midwest. Ironically, when the American War of Independence began, many Irish settlers took the side of England, and at the war's conclusion moved north to Canada. These United Empire Loyalists, were granted land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula. Other Irish immigrants settled in Newfoundland, the Ottawa Valley, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, however, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America and Australia. Many of those numbers, however, did not live through the long sea passage. These Irish settlers to North America were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. Irish settlers made an inestimable contribution to the building of the New World. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name Brodrick or a variant listed above, including:

Brodrick Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nich Brodrick, who landed in Virginia in 1664

Brodrick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Brodrick who settled in Philadelphia in 1766

Brodrick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Brodrick, who arrived in New York in 1840
  • Patrick, Joseph, and John Brodrick in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brodrick (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brodrick (post 1700)



  • Lynn R. Brodrick, American Democrat politician, Vice-Chair of Democratic National Committee, 1939; Member of Democratic National Committee from Kansas, 1939-40; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for Kansas, 1946-51
  • Clarence R. Brodrick, American Republican politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives from Buchanan County 3rd District, 1946
  • Charles Brodrick (1761-1822), Irish clergyman and Archbishop of Cashel in the Church of Ireland
  • William Brodrick (1830-1907), 8th Viscount Midleton, an English peer and politician
  • William Brodrick, British novelist, best known for his novel The Sixth Lamentation, winner of the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger award in 2009
  • George Charles Brodrick (1831-1903), English historian and author who became Warden of Merton College, Oxford
  • George Brodrick (1730-1765), 3rd Viscount Midleton, an English peer
  • George St John Brodrick (1888-1979), 2nd Earl of Midleton, an English peer
  • William St John Fremantle Brodrick (1856-1942), 1st Earl of Midleton, English Conservative Party statesman, Secretary of State for War (1900-1903), Secretary of State for India (1903-1905), Leader of the Irish Unionist Alliance (1910-1919)
  • Cuthbert Brodrick FRIBA (1821-1905), British architect, perhaps best known for his design of the Leeds Town Hall
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Brodrick Historic Events


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Brodrick Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Carlton Thayer Brodrick, American 1st Class Passenger from Newton Centre, Massachusetts, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered

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Motto


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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.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)

Other References

  1. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  6. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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The Brodrick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brodrick 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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