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MacBroday History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Pictish clans of ancient Scotland were the ancestors of first people to use the name MacBroday. The name was found 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 MacBroday family


The surname MacBroday 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.

Early History of the MacBroday family


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Another 293 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1311, 1386, 1466, 1550 and 1645 are included under the topic Early MacBroday History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

MacBroday Spelling Variations


In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations in names were common even among members of one family unit. MacBroday has appeared Brodie, Brody, Brodey, Brodye, Broadie, Broffee, Broffy, Brophie, Brophey, Brothie, Brophy, Brodley, Brothy and many more.

Early Notables of the MacBroday family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the MacBroday family to Ireland


Some of the MacBroday family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the MacBroday family to the New World and Oceana


Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland, Australia, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan societies that have sprung up throughout North America. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name MacBroday: 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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