Early Origins of the MacBradent family
The surname MacBradent 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 MacBradent family
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MacBradent Spelling Variations
The name MacBradent, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Braden, Braddene, Bradens, Braiding, McBradden and many more.
Early Notables of the MacBradent family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacBradent family to Ireland
Some of the MacBradent family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the MacBradent family to the New World and Oceana
The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland
, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the MacBradent family, or who bore a variation of the surname MacBradent 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..