culture. The name comes from when they lived in
, where the name is derived from two places with the name Brooksbank in the West Riding. These place names are derived from Old English:
, as in riverbank.
where one of the first listings of the name was Thomas Brokesbank, who was listed in the
Rolls of 1379.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brockesbank research.Another 74 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1802, 1612, 1694, 1756, 1741 and 1743 are included under the topic Early Brockesbank History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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 Brockesbank include Brookbank, Brocksbank, Brookebank, Brooksbank and many more.
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: Robert Brooksbank who arrived in New York in 1823.