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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.

Brockar Early Origins



The surname Brockar was first found in Middlesex, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.

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Brockar Spelling Variations


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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.

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Brockar Early History


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Brockar Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brockar research. Another 583 words (42 lines of text) covering the years 1276, 1327, 1377, 1349, 1369, 1426, 1500, 1798 and 1807 are included under the topic Early Brockar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brockar Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brockar Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brockar Notables 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



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.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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    The Brockar Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brockar 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 10 April 2014 at 15:46.

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