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The Brody family name was first used by descendants of the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. It is a name for someone who 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.

Brody Early Origins



The surname Brody 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.

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Brody Spelling Variations


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Brody Spelling Variations



Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations. In various documents, Brody has been spelled Brodie, Brody, Brodey, Brodye, Broadie, Broffee, Broffy, Brophie, Brophey, Brothie, Brophy, Brodley, Brothy and many more.

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Brody Early History


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Brody Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brody research. Another 293 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1311, 1386, 1466, 1550 and 1645 are included under the topic Early Brody History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brody Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brody Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brody Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brody In Ireland


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Brody In Ireland



Some of the Brody 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 and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Brody:

Brody Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alice Brody, aged 28, arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Ann Brody, who landed in New York, NY in 1850

Brody Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ada Brody, aged 0, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1906
  • Alton Brody, aged 9, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Alex Brody, aged 20, who emigrated to America, in 1909
  • Annie Brody, aged 19, who landed in America from Cahis, Ireland, in 1910
  • Annie Brody, aged 29, who settled in America from Wincanton, England, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brody Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Bridget Brody, aged 19, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Nashwauk"

Brody Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Anne Brody, aged 18, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879
  • John Brody, aged 21, a farm labourer, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brody (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brody (post 1700)



  • Frances Lasker Brody (1916-2009), American arts advocate, collector and philanthropist
  • James Brody (1941-2010), American composer
  • Adrien Brody (b. 1973), American actor and film producer
  • Morton Aaron Brody (1933-2000), American politician, U.S. District Judge for Maine, 1991-2000; Died in office 2000
  • Lee B. Brody, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 2nd District, 1961
  • Lawrence J. Brody, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1924; Delegate to Wisconsin convention to ratify 21st amendment; Elected 1933
  • Mrs. J. K. Brody, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 1972
  • Ira Brody, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 2008
  • Clark Louis Brody (1879-1961), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State Board of Agriculture, 1921-59; Appointed 1921; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1956
  • Anita Blumstein Brody (b. 1937), American politician, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1992-
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    3. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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    The Brody Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brody 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.

    This page was last modified on 1 February 2016 at 09:04.

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