The origins of the Brord surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name originated with an early member who was a stout person. The surname Brord is derived from the Old English word brode,
which means broad.
This in turn is derived from the Old English word brad,
which has the same meaning.
Early Origins of the Brord family
The surname Brord was first found in Somerset
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 Brord family
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Brord Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Brord has been recorded under many different variations, including Broad, Brod and others.
Early Notables of the Brord family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brord family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Brord or a variant listed above: Mary Broad who settled in Virginia in 1738; Robert Broad settled in New England
in 1773; Thomas Broad settled in Virginia in 1637.