Origins Available: English
The family name Brocher is one of the oldest Anglo-Saxon
names of Britain. It was originally a name for a person who worked as a broker, an agent for the sale and purchase of goods and services. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Anglo-French word brocour,
which has the same meaning as the English word broker.
Early Origins of the Brocher family
The surname Brocher was first found in Middlesex, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Brocher family
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Brocher Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Brocher include Broker, Brokar, Brokor, Brokour, Brocker, Brooker and many more.
Early Notables of the Brocher family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brocher family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Brocher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Jacob Brocher, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1859 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)