The Brodripe name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in Somerset
, where they took their name from the parish of Bawdrip. The place-name first appears in the Domesday Book
in 1086, as Bagetrep. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English terms bage
which mean badger and trap, respectively. It denoted a place where badgers were snared.
Early Origins of the Brodripe family
The surname Brodripe was first found in Kent
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 Brodripe family
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Brodripe Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Brodripe has undergone many spelling variations
, including Broadrip, Broadripp, Broadrib, Broadribb, Broderip, Brodrib, Broddripp, Brodripe and many more.
Early Notables of the Brodripe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brodripe family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Brodripe were among those contributors: John Broadrip who settled in Nevis in 1654; Thomas Broadripe settled in Barbados in 1685; William Broddripp settled in Barbados in 1660.