William Brodie

2 August 1755–March 1766
Fordyce, Banffshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Brodie was christened on 2 August 1755, in Fordyce, Banffshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, George Brodie, was 34 and his mother, Margaret Bruce, was 33. He died in March 1766, in his hometown, at the age of 10.

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Family Time Line

George Brodie
1721–
Margaret Bruce
1722–
Margaret Bruce
1746–
George Brodie
1750–
William Brodie
1755–1766
Ann Brodie
1758–
Alexander Brodie
1761–
William Brodie
1767–1877

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

    Margaret Bruce

    Female1746–Female

    Male1750–Male

    Male1755–1766Male

    Ann Brodie

    Female1758–Female

    Alexander Brodie

    Male1761–Male

+1 More Child

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Brodie Castle in Moray. The place name is probably from Gaelic brothach ‘muddy place’ rather than bruthach ‘steep place’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • William Brodie, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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