The origins of the Brockar surname lie with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name Brockar began when someone in that family 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 Brockar family
The surname Brockar was first found in Middlesex, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Brockar family
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Brockar Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Brockar has appeared include Broker, Brokar, Brokor, Brokour, Brocker, Brooker and many more.
Early Notables of the Brockar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brockar family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Brockar arrived in North America very early: John Broker who arrived in Philadelphia in 1821.