Show ContentsBrockdorf History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the Brockdorf family began in the historic kingdom of Schleswig, which is the northernmost state in western Germany. By and large, hereditary surname were formed in Germany when areas of Schleswig, and most of the German states, were a part of the Holy Roman Empire. At this time, as the population of Europe swelled and travel became easier, people began to encounter others sharing their own name and they avoided confusion by adopting a second name. A common form of surname found in Schleswig are those that are derived from nicknames.

Early Origins of the Brockdorf family

The surname Brockdorf was first found in Holstein, where the name Brockdorff emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. The first of the name on record is Hildevus von Brockdorff, a knight (c.1220 A.D.). From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Brockdorf family

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Brockdorf Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Brockdorff, Brockdorf, Brockdorffer, Brockdorfer, Brockdorph, Brockdorp, Brockdorper, Brocktorf, Brocktorfer, Brocktorffer, Brochdorf, Brochdorff, Brochdorffer, Brochdorp, Brochdorper, Brocktorf, Brocktorfer, Brochtorffer, Brokdorff, Brokdorf, Brokdorp, Brokdorffer, Brokdorfer, Brokdorph, Brokdorp, Brokdorper, Broktorf, Broktorfer, Broktorffer, Brauckdorf, Brauckdorff, Brauckdorffer, Brukdorp and many more.

Early Notables of the Brockdorf family (pre 1700)

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United States Brockdorf migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brockdorf Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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