Brotherton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Brotherton family

The surname Brotherton 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] 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.

Important Dates for the Brotherton family

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Brotherton Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Brotherton family (pre 1700)

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Brotherton migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brotherton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Dennis Brotherton, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [2]
  • Hester Brotherton, aged 18, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [2]
  • Hen Brotherton, who landed in Virginia in 1637 [2]
  • Henry Brotherton, who settled in Virginia in 1637
  • Edward Brotherton, who landed in Maryland in 1678 [2]
Brotherton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Brotherton, who settled in Maryland in 1775
Brotherton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Brotherton, aged 27, who arrived in New York in 1812 [2]

Brotherton migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brotherton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Alexander Brotherton U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [3]

Brotherton migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Brotherton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Benj. Brotherton, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]
  • Thomas Brotherton, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia [5]
  • Edward Brotherton, English convict from Gloucester, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [6]
  • William Brotherton, aged 18, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Omega" [7]

Brotherton 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:

Brotherton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • James A. Brotherton, aged 21, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Brotherton (post 1700)

  • John Brotherton (b. 1980), American actor, best known for his role as Jared Banks on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live (2007-2009)
  • Marc Brotherton, contemporary American painter
  • Mrs. Wilbur Brotherton, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1919 [8]
  • W. T. Brotherton (1892-1961), American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Kanawha County, 1935-40 [8]
  • W. J. Brotherton, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 15th District, 1920 [8]
  • Ralph Brotherton, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2008 [8]
  • P. C. H. Brotherton, American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Washtenaw County, 1846 [8]
  • James R. Brotherton, American Democrat politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Jackson County, 1958 [8]
  • Hugh J. Brotherton, American politician, Tisch Independent Citizens Candidate for Michigan State Senate 17th District, 1982 [8]
  • Edward B. Brotherton, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Milford, 1930 [8]
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Citations

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
  7. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OMEGA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/omega1852.shtml
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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