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When the ancestors of the Broughton family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Staffordshire, Lancashire, Lincoln, Northamptonshire and many other counties. The name probably derived from the name Boroughtown and is indicative of its bearer's residence one of many localities so named in Britain.

Broughton Early Origins



The surname Broughton was first found in Staffordshire at Broughton. However, "the Broughtons descend in the male line from one of the most ancient families of the county of Chester, the Vernons of Shipbrook. Richard de Vernon, a younger brother of this house, was father of Adam de Napton, in the county of Warwick, whose issue assumed their local name from Broughton in Staffordshire." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Shirley continues "the pedigrees vary as to the exact point of connection, and, confused and contradictory as the Shipbrooke pedigree is at this period, there can be little hope of its positively identified; but the general fact of descent is allowed by all authorities." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

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Broughton Spelling Variations


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Broughton Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Broughton has been recorded under many different variations, including Broughton, Browton and others.

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Broughton Early History


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Broughton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Broughton research. Another 401 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1506, 1549, 1612, 1602 and 1687 are included under the topic Early Broughton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Broughton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Broughton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Robert Broughton (died 1506), a landowner, soldier, and Member of Parliament for Suffolk, He was knighted at the Battle of Stoke; Sir John de Broughton; Hugh Broughton (1549 -1612), English scholar and divine...

Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Broughton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Broughtons were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Broughton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Broughton, who arrived in Virginia in 1618
  • Thomas Broughton, of Longden in Staffordshire, who migrated about 1630, settled in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Thomas Broughton settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Henry Broughton settled in Barbados in 1635
  • William Broughton, who arrived in Virginia in 1638
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Broughton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Broughton, who landed in Virginia in 1700
  • Hugh Broughton, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • James Broughton, who arrived in America in 1760-1763

Broughton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Broughton, aged 26, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Edward Broughton, who arrived in New York in 1826
  • J Broughton, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • A Broughton, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Charles F Broughton, who arrived in Indiana in 1852
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Broughton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Broughton U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 171 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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

Broughton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Broughton, English convict from Sussex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  • Robert Broughton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1847
  • Samuel Broughton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1847
  • James Broughton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Candahar" in 1851
  • John Broughton, British convict from Barbadoes, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on April 16, 1855, settling in Western Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855

Broughton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Broughton landed in Wanganui, New Zealand in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Broughton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Broughton (post 1700)



  • Jane H. Broughton, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1972
  • Mrs. J. M. Broughton, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1952
  • Gerald E. Broughton, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Cabell County, 1966, 1968
  • Gerald E. Broughton, American politician, Mayor of Marietta, Ohio, 1953
  • Esto Broughton, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1932
  • Mrs. Esta Broughton, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1952
  • Claudius V. Broughton, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Ontario County, 1820-21, 1825-26
  • Charles E. Broughton (1873-1956), American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from Wisconsin, 1932-41; Vice-Chair of Democratic National Committee, 1939
  • John H. Broughton, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 24th District, 1879-80
  • Joseph Melville Broughton (1888-1949), American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina State Senate, 1927-29; Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 1936; Governor of North Carolina, 1941-45; U.S. Senator from North Carolina
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Spes Vitae Melioris
Motto Translation: Hope for a better life.


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Citations


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  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855

Other References

  1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. 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.
  6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  11. ...

The Broughton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Broughton 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.

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