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The history of the Brogdon family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in the township of Brogden, in Yorkshire. The place-name appears originally as Brokden, which means valley of the brook. The surname, then, meant dweller in the valley of the brook.

Brogdon Early Origins



The surname Brogdon was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Brogdon Spelling Variations


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Brogdon Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Brogdon include Brogden, Boroghden, Brokden, Brokeden, Brogdon, Brockden and many more.

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Brogdon Early History


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Brogdon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brogdon research. Another 374 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1470, 1525, 1579, 1597, 1680, 1687, 1689, 1741, and 1769 are included under the topic Early Brogdon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brogdon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brogdon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brogdon 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Brogdon or a variant listed above:

Brogdon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Brogdon, who landed in America in 1732

Brogdon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • C. F. Brogdon, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1895

Brogdon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Rufus H. Brogdon, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Nellie Brogdon, aged 30, who settled in America, in 1910
  • Vivian Brogdon, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States, in 1922
  • Helen V. C. Brogdon, aged 43, who settled in Fresno, California, in 1923
  • James A. Brogdon, aged 48, who emigrated to Fresno, California, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brogdon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brogdon (post 1700)



  • R. E. Brogdon, American politician, Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1940
  • Malcolm Moses Adams Brogdon (b. 1992), American basketball player
  • Randall C. "Randy" Brogdon (b. 1953), American businessman and Republican Party politician, Member of the Oklahoma Senate (2003-2011)
  • Cindy Brogdon (1957-1976), American silver medalist basketball player at the 1976 Summer Olympics
  • Billie Brogdon (b. 1962), American professional baseball player
  • Randy Brogdon, American Republican politician, Member of Oklahoma State Senate 34th District; Elected 2002
  • R. E. Brogdon, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1940
  • Byron Brogdon, American physician, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiology at the University of New Mexico, School of Medicine
  • J H Brogdon, American soldier, 1st Corporal in the US Civil War
  • Alastair Brogdon (b. 1987), British gold, silver and bronze medalist field hockey player

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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: Constans et fidelis
Motto Translation: Steady and faithful.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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    The Brogdon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brogdon 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 24 February 2016 at 21:29.

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