The annals of Scottish history reveal that MacBrodey was first used as a name by ancestors of the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland
. The MacBrodey 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 MacBrodey family
The surname MacBrodey 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 MacBrodey family
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MacBrodey Spelling Variations
Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred
years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations
are common among Scottish names. MacBrodey has been spelled Brodie, Brody, Brodey, Brodye, Broadie, Broffee, Broffy, Brophie, Brophey, Brothie, Brophy, Brodley, Brothy and many more.
Early Notables of the MacBrodey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacBrodey family to Ireland
Some of the MacBrodey 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.
Migration of the MacBrodey family to the New World and Oceana
In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence
. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan
societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name MacBrodey: 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.