Brothers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Brothers family

The surname Brothers was first found in Oxfordshire, where the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list William le Brother as holding lands there at that time. He is considered to be the first recorded entry for the family. [1]

A short time later, Thomas le Bruther and John Brother were both listed in Somerset, 1 Edward III (during the first year of King Edward III's reign.) [2]

Important Dates for the Brothers family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brothers research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 127 and 1273 are included under the topic Early Brothers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brothers Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Broder, Brothers, Brother, Broders, Broaders, Broathers, Broather and many more.

Early Notables of the Brothers family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Brothers family to Ireland

Some of the Brothers family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brothers migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brothers Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Brothers, who arrived in Maryland in 1664 [3]
  • Dennis Brothers, who landed in Maryland in 1678 [3]
  • John Brothers, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682
Brothers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Sarni Brothers, who landed in Virginia in 1701 [3]
  • Sarah Brothers, who landed in Virginia in 1701 [3]
Brothers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Brothers, aged 7, who arrived in New York, NY in 1803 [3]
  • Charlotte Brothers, aged 26, who landed in New York, NY in 1803 [3]
  • Samuel Brothers, aged 12, who arrived in New York, NY in 1803 [3]
  • Samuel Brothers, aged 12, who landed in New York, NY in 1803 [3]
  • Mary Brothers, aged 19, who arrived in New York, NY in 1803 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brothers migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brothers Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Joseph Brothers U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1783 [4]
  • Mr. William Brothers U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1783 [4]
Brothers Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Catherine Henebery Brothers, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1843

Brothers migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Brothers Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Brothers, Australian settler travelling from Sydney, Australia aboard the ship "Bristolian" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand in 1842 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Brothers (post 1700)

  • Jim Brothers (1941-2013), American figurative sculptor
  • Joyce Brothers (1928-2013), American pop psychologist, columnist, author, lecturer, and radio personality
  • Kerry Brothers Jr. (b. 1970), multi-Grammy Award-winning American songwriter and record producer
  • Stacey Brothers, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Auburn, Washington, 2001 [6]
  • Richard Brothers, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 2008 [6]
  • Lyman R. Brothers, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1944 [6]
  • Harry Francis Brothers (d. 1971), American politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Washtenaw County 2nd District, 1944; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1956 [6]
  • Gladys S. Brothers, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1936 [6]
  • Edward Brothers, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from California, 1962 [6]
  • Edith Brothers, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980 [6]
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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