Origins Available: French
Early Origins of the Brookhouse family
The surname Brookhouse 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 Brookhouse family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brookhouse 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 Brookhouse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brookhouse Spelling Variations
Spelling and translation were hardly exact sciences in Medieval Scotland
. Sound, rather than any set of rules, was the basis for spellings, so one name was often spelled different ways even within a single document. Spelling variations
are thus an extremely common occurrence in Medieval Scottish names. Brookhouse has been spelled Brocas, Brockas, Brockhurst, Brockhouse, Brockus, Brocass and many more.
Early Notables of the Brookhouse 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 Brookhouse Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brookhouse family to Ireland
Some of the Brookhouse 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 Brookhouse family to the New World and Oceana
Such hard times forced many to leave their homeland in search of opportunity across the Atlantic. Many of these families settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. The ancestors of many of these families have rediscovered their roots in the 20th century through the establishment of Clan
societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. 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.