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Brotherston Early Origins



The surname Brotherston was first found in North Yorkshire at Brotherton, a village and civil parish in the Selby district which dates back to c. 1030 when it was listed as Brothertun. The place name literally means "farmstead of the brother, or or a man called Brothir." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The village is the birth place of Thomas of Brotherton, 1st Earl of Norfolk, Earl Marshal (1300-1338), fifth son of Edward I of England and Margaret of France and a younger half-brother of Edward II.

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Brotherston Spelling Variations


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Brotherston Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Brotherton, Brotherston and others.

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Brotherston Early History


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Brotherston Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brotherston research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1158, 1296, 1300 and 1338 are included under the topic Early Brotherston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brotherston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brotherston Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brotherston 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brotherston Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nesta Brotherston who settled in Virginia in 1636
  • Hester Brotherston, who arrived in Virginia in 1636

Brotherston Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Brotherston arrived in Pennsylvania in 1772

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brotherston (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brotherston (post 1700)



  • JG Brotherston, Professor of Literature at the University of Essex (1978-1990)
  • Sir John Brotherston, Professor of Public health at the University of Edinburgh (1955-1964), Chief Medical Officer, Scottish Home and Health Department

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Brotherston Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  2. 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.
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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The Brotherston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brotherston 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 20 May 2014 at 09:08.

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