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Origin: English
Bradstreet coat of arms - English
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.

Origin: English

Spelling variations include: Bradstreet, Broadstreet and others.

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
  1. English: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Hertfordshire, Kent, and Somerset, so named from Old English str?t ‘paved highway’, ‘Roman road’ (Latin strata (via)). In the Middle Ages the word at first denoted a Roman road but later also came to denote the main street in a town or village, and so the surname may also have been a topographic name for someone who lived on a main street.
  2. Jewish: Americanized form of the Sephardic surname Chetrit, of uncertain origin.
  3. Americanized form of Ashkenazic Jewish Strasser and a number of other similar surnames.
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.

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