The ancestors of the Brockehole surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived near the brock-hole,
or badger hole. Brockholes is a small village in West Yorkshire
and true to its name is home to an extensive network of badger setts which are now carefully watched over by a local
badger protection group.
Early Origins of the Brockehole family
The surname Brockehole was first found in Lancashire
at the township of Myerscough. " This is one of the forest townships in the parish, the manor of which has been held of the duchy of Lancaster by the Brockholes family, whose ancestor resided here in the beginning of the 17th century." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Myerscough Hall was built in 1577 and was presumably the family seat.
Early History of the Brockehole family
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Brockehole 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 Brockehole include Brockholles, Brockholes, Brockholle, Brockhole and many more.
Early Notables of the Brockehole family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brockehole 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: John Brockhole who settled in Virginia in 1747.