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Brookshire Surname History



The present generation of the Brookshire family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived by a small grove of trees near a stream. The surname Brookshire is probably derived from a place named Brookshaw which was in the eastern part of Cheshire county. However, its exact location remains unknown in modern times.


Early Origins of the Brookshire family


The surname Brookshire was first found in Cheshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Brookshire family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brookshire research.
Another 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1574, 1611, 1618, 1670, 1700, and 1775 are included under the topic Early Brookshire History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brookshire Spelling Variations


Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Brookshire include Brookshaw, Brookeshawe, Bruckshaw, Brookshawe, Brokeshaw, Brukshaw, Brookshire and many more.

Early Notables of the Brookshire family (pre 1700)


More information is included under the topic Early Brookshire Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Brookshire family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Brookshire were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Brookshire Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • E. Brookshire, who arrived in San Francisco in 1852

Contemporary Notables of the name Brookshire (post 1700)


  • Captain Nathen Brookshire, American namesake of Brookshire, Texas, who received title to land there in 1835
  • Stanford Raynold "Stan" Brookshire (1905-1990), American politician, Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina (1961-1969)
  • Bradley Brookshire, American harpsichordist and conductor
  • W. A. Brookshire, American politician, Member of Missouri State Senate 26th District, 1923-26 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Van Brookshire (b. 1967), American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State Senate 3rd District, 2000; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 2nd District, 2002 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Tom Brookshire, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1948, 1956 (alternate) [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Homer Brookshire, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1964 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Elijah Voorhees Brookshire (1856-1936), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Indiana 8th District, 1889-95 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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