Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Brogden was (and continues to be) a rural place name, near Barnoldswick, in the old West Riding of Yorkshire, England. As a result of Local Government Reorganisation in the 1970s, it is now in the county of Lancashire. The Oxford Dictionary of Place Names (Ekwall; 1966) lists Brogden and its first documented mention as Brokden (1307 in the Pudsay Deeds). Brogden = brook dene = the valley of the brook.
In the Yorkshire West Riding edition of Phillimore's English Surnames Series (George Redmonds; 1973) Brogden is identified as a distinctive local surname, which 'flourished in the rural north of the Riding' and can be found in the 1379 poll tax records.
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