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Origin and popularity of the name BRODERICK


Broderick : 1: Irish: Anglicized form adopted as an equivalent of Gaelic Ó Bruadair ‘descendant of Bruadar’ from the Old Norse personal name Bróthir.2: English (northern): habitational name from an unidentified place near Reeth in upper Swaledale (North Yorkshire) perhaps named from Middle English brad (Old English brād) ‘broad’ + northern Middle English rigg (Old English hrycg) ‘ridge of land’. Alternatively perhaps a nickname with the same etymology denoting someone with a broad back.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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