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Brothie was first used as a surname by descendants of the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. The ancestors of the Brothie family lived in the lands of Brodie, in the barony of Moray where the family at one time held territories. King Alexander III had granted their lands. Checking further we found the name was derived from the Gaelic word broth which means ditch.

Early Origins of the Brothie family


The surname Brothie was first found in Moray, 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.

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Early History of the Brothie family

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Early History of the Brothie family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brothie research.
Another 293 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1311, 1386, 1466, 1550 and 1645 are included under the topic Early Brothie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brothie Spelling Variations

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Brothie Spelling Variations


Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Brothie has appeared Brodie, Brody, Brodey, Brodye, Broadie, Broffee, Broffy, Brophie, Brophey, Brothie, Brophy, Brodley, Brothy and many more.

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Early Notables of the Brothie family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Brothie family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Brothie family to Ireland

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Migration of the Brothie family to Ireland


Some of the Brothie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Migration of the Brothie family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Brothie family to the New World and Oceana


Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Brothie: Andrew Brodie who arrived in Philadelphia in 1811; Robert Brodie with wife and six children arrived in New York in 1775; Edward Brodie arrived in Philadelphia in 1813.

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