A search of the 1999 UK electoral registers reveals nearly 1000 Brogdens of voting age (see the Brogden Ancestry section of this website).
In addition, some 25 people in the UK who spell the name with don rather than den are listed. Brogden family history researchers in the USA, however, find as many Brogdons as Brogdens.
Interestingly, Brogdon prevails in South Carolina and Brogden in North Carolina. In Australia and New Zealand, the den spelling prevails.
Variations of spelling are problematic. Some may be Brogdens but some may be other surnames; for example, Brogan, a Scottish surname, is not related to the Brogdens. Nor are surnames beginning with Brock, which has a different origin.
Elsewhere on this website are snippets of information, articles and stories about Brogdens who have shown talent as pioneers, traders, engineers, educators, entrepreneurs, performers and politicians.
Some of them have towns, buildings or streets named in their honour. Some, on the other hand, are noted for being teenage tearaways or the sort of criminal who was transported from England for stealing a loaf of bread.
And many Brogdens perished in two world wars, especially in the first.