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Multiple Origins for the Surname Brocas


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Brocas Early Origins



The surname Brocas 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.

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Brocas Spelling Variations


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Brocas Spelling Variations



Prior to the first dictionaries, scribes spelled words according to sound. This, and the fact that Scottish names were repeatedly translated from Gaelic to English and back, contributed to the enormous number of spelling variations in Scottish names. Brocas has been spelled Brocas, Brockas, Brockhurst, Brockhouse, Brockus, Brocass and many more.

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Brocas Early History


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Brocas Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brocas 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 Brocas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brocas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brocas Early Notables (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 Brocas Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brocas In Ireland


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Brocas In Ireland



Some of the Brocas 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In such difficult times, the difficulties of raising the money to cross the Atlantic to North America did not seem so large compared to the problems of keeping a family together in Scotland. It was a journey well worth the cost, since it was rewarded with land and freedom the Scots could not find at home. The American War of Independence solidified that freedom, and many of those settlers went on to play important parts in the forging of a great nation. Among them:

Brocas Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Brocas who settled in Virginia 1642
  • Georg Brocas, who landed in Virginia in 1642
  • George, Tabitha and John Brocas settled in Virginia in 1650
  • John Brocas, who arrived in Virginia in 1651
  • John Brocas settled in Virginia in 1651
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brocas Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Brocas settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1766

Brocas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • M Brocas, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brocas (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brocas (post 1700)



  • Henry Brocas (1762-1837), Irish landscape painter and as a drawing-master in the Dublin schools
  • Isabelle Brocas, Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Southern California

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    11. ...

    The Brocas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brocas Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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