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"Local: from the lands of Brodie in Morayshire. The name signifies a precipice. The family are descended from Malcolm, Thane of Brodie, temp. Alexander III. "(The origin and signification of Scottish surnames. Clifford Stanley Sims, 1862)
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"BRODIE. Of territorial origin from the barony of the name in Moray. Michael de Brothie had a charter from Robert i in 1311 (not in RMS.) of the lands of Brodie as his father's heir. In 1337 there is mention of the "terra de Brothy domini" (ER., i, p. 441). Thomas de Brothy was juror at a court held at "Le Ballocis Hill" near Inverness 1376-7 (Family of Innes, p. 63). John de Brothy appears in 1380 as witness in a matter between the bishop of Moray and Alexander Stewart, lord of Badenoch (REM., p. 187). Thomas Brothi and his son, John Brothy appear in 1386 in a negotiation regarding the vicarage of Dyke of which his younger son, Alexander de Brothi, was vicar (ibid., p. 323), and Johannes Brody de eodem or thanus de Brody was witness in an agreement anent the marches of Croy and Kildruminy in 1492 (ibid., p. 236, 238, 241). Adam Brothy, Archibald Brothy, and Alexander Brothy witnessed sealing of sasine of Skelbo in 1487 (OPS., n, p. 646), and Thomas Brodie of that Ilk was juror on an inquest made at Inverness, 1546 (ibid., p. 666). John Brothy, witness at Knokschynnoch, 1512, may be John Brothy, sheriff of Ayr, 1514 (Has, 5, 83). The surname is found in Edinburgh from 1599 onwards (Edinb. Marr.), and is also used as an Englishing of the Irish and West Highland name O'BROLOCHAN, q.v. Although the family of Brodie have been long located in the province of Moray,. less is known of their history than of almost any other of similar antiquity. This has been accounted for by the fact that all their papers and charters were destroyed when Brodie House was burnt by Lord Lewis Gordon in 1645. It does not, however, explain entirely the almost entire want of information about them, and it may therefore be presumed that their estate was not large, nor were they much known as having taken a share in public affairs until the middle or close of the sixteenth century, when they somewhat suddenly take a prominent place in the county, and so continue down to our time" (Young, Parish of Spynie, Elgin, 1871, p. 328). Broadie 1690, Broddy 1622, Brodye 1546; also Brady, Bridy, Broddie, Brothu, Brydie. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)
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|Fawn M. Brodie||Fawn McKay Brodie (September 15, 1915 ? January 10, 1981) was a biographer and professor of history at UCLA, best known for "Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History", a work of psychobiography, and "No Man Knows My History", the first prominent non-hagiographic biography of Joseph Smith, Jr.|
|William Brodie||William Brodie (28 September 1741 ? 1 October 1788), more commonly known by his prestigious title of Deacon Brodie, was a Scottish cabinet-maker, deacon of the trades guild and Edinburgh city councillor, who maintained a secret life as a burglar, partly for the thrill, and partly to fund his gambling.|
|Walter Lorrain Brodie||Walter Lorrain Brodie VC MC (28 July 1885 ? 23 August 1918) was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.|
|John Brodie||John Riley Brodie (born August 14, 1935) is a former professional American football quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, and had a second career as a Senior PGA Tour professional golfer.|
|Steve Brodie||Steve Brodie (November 21, 1919 ? January 9, 1992) was an American movie and television actor, born John Stevenson in El Dorado, Kansas.|
|Steve Brodie||Steve Brodie (1863?1901) was an American bookmaker from Brooklyn who claimed to have jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge and survived on July 23, 1886.|
|Ian Brodie||Ian Brodie, (born July 25, 1967 in Toronto) is a Canadian political scientist and was Chief of Staff in Stephen Harper's Prime Minister's Office from Harper's ascension to the position of prime minister until July 1, 2008.|
|David Brodie||David Brodie (born June 10, 1974) is a senior organizer for the Liberal Party of Canada, and public relations consultant with Optimum Public Relations in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.|
|Michael Brodie||Michael Brodie (born 10 May, 1974 in Manchester, England) is a former professional boxer.|
|Eric Brodie||Eric Brodie (born November 8, 1940 in Rattray) is a Scottish former footballer who played as a wing half.|
|Steve Brodie||Stephen Eric ?Steve? Brodie (born 14 January 1973 in Sunderland, England) is an English footballer, currently playing for Witton Albion.|
|Mike Brodie||Mike Brodie (born in 1985), best known by his pseudonym "Polaroid Kidd" is a self-trained American photographer from Pensacola, Florida.|
|Richard Brodie||Richard Jon Brodie (born 8 July 1987) is an English footballer who plays for York City as a striker.|
|James Brodie of Brodie||James Brodie of Brodie, 21st Thane and Chief of Clan Brodie, FRS FLS, 1744-1824, was a Scottish politician and botanist.|
|Ian Brodie||Ian Ellery Brodie, OBE (23 March 1936 ? 8 May 2008) was a British journalist, foreign correspondent and author.|
|John Brodie||John Brant Brodie (30 August 1862 ? 16 February 1925) was an English footballer who was a pivotal figure in the formative years of Wolverhampton Wanderers.|
|John Brodie||John Brodie (born 8 September 1947) is a former English footballer.|
|Harold J Brodie||Harold Johnston Brodie (December 3, 1907 ? March 23, 1989) was a Canadian mycologist, known for his contributions to the knowledge of the Nidulariaceae, or bird's nest fungi.|
|Chic Brodie||Charles Thomas George "Chic" Brodie (22 February 1937 ? 24 April 2000) was a Scottish association football player.|
|James William Brodie||James William Brodie, OBE (October 7, 1920 ? April 11, 2009) was a New Zealand geologist, oceanographer and amateur historian and philatelist.|
|Davy Brodie||David "Davy" Brodie (1863 ? 1938) was a Scottish footballer who played for Abercorn and Stoke.|