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Re: History of the Broadfoot Clan
Posted by: William A. Brobst, Curator, National Brobst/Probst Family Historical Registry Date: November 10, 1999 at 19:23:38
In Reply to: Re: History of the Broadfoot Clan by Kate MacGlashan of 381

What a great story! And your husband is probably jealous because he comes from a tribe of antisocial thieves!

Yes, Bradfute is a rather common name in Scotland, and has been for quite some time, as well as its derivatives Broadfoot and Bradfoot. Did we all descend from the same one way back when? Probably, although the name may have been assigned to a family that lived at the foot of the "broad", and there may have been several or even many families with such a designation. Imagine: "Robert at the foot of the broad", since back in the middle ages they didn't have or use last names.

Oh, well.

Bill

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