Origins Available: French
Early Origins of the Brockhouse family
The surname Brockhouse was first found in Hampshire
, where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Brockhouse family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brockhouse research.Another 387 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1298, 1365, 1314, 1326, 1330, 1395, 1338, 1489, 1330, 1395, 1382, 1400, 1762, 1837, 1798, 1873, 1792, 1847, 1794, 1868, 1395 and 1625 are included under the topic Early Brockhouse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brockhouse Spelling Variations
Surnames that evolved in Scotland
in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations
. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Brockhouse has appeared as Brocas, Brockas, Brockhurst, Brockhouse, Brockus, Brocass and many more.
Early Notables of the Brockhouse family (pre 1700)
Notable among the family at this time was William Brokkas who forswore allegiance to the Queen for his clan; and Sir Bernard Brocas or Barnard Brocas Sr., (1330-1395), an English prominent commander in the English army during King Edward III's French campaigns of the Hundred
Years... Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brockhouse Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brockhouse family to Ireland
Some of the Brockhouse family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 231 words (16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brockhouse family to the New World and Oceana
The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan
families back home. Many Scots even fought against England
in the American War of Independence
to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them: George Brocas who settled in Virginia 1642; John Brocas settled in Virginia in 1651; Tabithe Brocas settled in Virginia in 1653; William Brocas settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1766.
Contemporary Notables of the name Brockhouse (post 1700)
- Bertram Brockhouse (1918-2003), Nobel prize-winning Canadian physicist