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Coat of Arms: A silver shield with a red greyhound, and on a black chief, three gold crescents.
Motto: Virtute et non vi.
Motto Translated: By virtue and not by force.
First found in Derbyshire where they were seated from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Bridget Bradstreet who settled in Boston Mass. in 1634; Humphrey Bradstreet settled in Boston in 1634; Simon Bradstreet settled in Boston in 1630; and later moved to Salem, in 1679 he became Governor of the Colony.
English: topographic name for someone living by a Roman road or other great highway, from Old English brad ‘broad’ + str?t ‘paved highway’, ‘Roman road’ (see Street), or habitational name from some minor place named with these elements.Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4
Crest: An arm holding a scimitar.
Scimitar - A sword with a convex edge.
mantle consists of the shield displaying the arms that was given to the
person bearing this surname; a banner with surname; a helmet; and family
crest [if known]. See a sample of full mantle by - at right.
Normally the crest is displayed atop the helmet. To order a full
coat of arms and family crest:
Sample Coat of Arms - Full
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