This Irish surname is a variation of Broder and Broderick, and the Irish Gaelic version is Ó Bruadair.
My Brouder family comes from Limerick, Ireland. Those of you with Irish ancestors feel my pain with Irish research being so difficult because so many records no longer exist due to a number of factors.
My Raleigh family comes from Limerick, Ireland. The Raleigh surname originates as place name from Devon, England.
My Raleigh ancestor was my great grandmother Hannah Raleigh. Of her 7 brothers and sisters, 5 of them came to the United States. Hannah settled in Chicago, Illinois with some of her siblings.