The ancestors of the Brockesbank surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived in Yorkshire
, where the name is derived from two places with the name Brooksbank in the West Riding. These place names are derived from Old English: brokes
, the genitive of broke
, which means "brook, stream"; and bank
, as in riverbank. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print. CITATION[CLOSE]
Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
Early Origins of the Brockesbank family
The surname Brockesbank was first found in Yorkshire
where one of the first listings of the name was Thomas Brokesbank, who was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax
Rolls of 1379. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Brockesbank family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brockesbank research.Another 307 words (22 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.
Brockesbank 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 Brockesbank include Brookbank, Brocksbank, Brookebank, Brooksbank and many more.
Early Notables of the Brockesbank family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brockesbank family to Ireland
Some of the Brockesbank family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 82 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brockesbank 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: Robert Brooksbank who arrived in New York in 1823.