Early Origins of the MacBraddyn family
The surname MacBraddyn was first found in South Northamptonshire at Bradden, a village that dates back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 when it was first listed as Bradene. Literally the place name means "broad valley," from the Old English words "brad" + "denu." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The parish church is dedicated to St Michael
and was built in the 13th century.
Early History of the MacBraddyn family
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MacBraddyn Spelling Variations
Although the name, MacBraddyn, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Braden, Braddene, Bradens, Braiding, McBradden and many more.
Early Notables of the MacBraddyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacBraddyn family to Ireland
Some of the MacBraddyn family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the MacBraddyn family to the New World and Oceana
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland
many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the MacBraddyn family name MacBraddyn, or who bore a variation of the surname were Adam Braden who settled in Texas in 1846; with his wife Barbara; Frederick Braden settled in Boston Mass in 1766; Henry Braden arrived in Philadelphia in 1844..