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William Broadfoot from Cruggleton


Registration number 20080605O


This certifies that the heraldic arms of William Broadfoot from Cruggleton which are offered in memoriam and conveyed to his descendants are registered and described by the blazon below

Arms: Argent a pair of flaunches Sable five Pellets in chief the first and last parted along the arcs of the flaunches and counterchanged.
Crest: A Demi-griffin Or armed and membered Gules.
Motto: The Brae Is Braid (The Hill Is Broad).
Badge: The Head of a Belted Galloway Bull Proper Sable caboshed chewing on a Bloom of Thistle.




Biographical information

William Broadfoot, born late 1600s or early 1700s probably Scotland or Ireland d. possibly Cruggleton, and probably Galloway, Scotland, married Mary M. Kirtie. The parish church at Cruggleton contained the records found by the Broadfoot cousins (these Broadfoots have since died). The name was first Braefute which became Braidfute and Braidfoot -- Braid being the spelling for Broad and fute being the spelling for foot. In the motto, the (home) hill (brae) is broad enough to encompass all of the family. The brae (hill in Scots) is braid (broad) in Scots. The Brae is Braid -- Brae is Broad.

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Larry Meadows Broadfoot

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