The lineage of the name Brockhil begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived near the brock-hole,
or badger hole. While at first glance it would seem that the name is derived from hill, early instances of the name point to the true root as being hole; the sound of the name changed over time until it reached its modern form of Brockhil.
Early Origins of the Brockhil family
The surname Brockhil was first found in Worcestershire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Brockhil family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brockhil research.Another 401 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1379, 1500, 1742, 1791, 1411, 1383, 1384, 1382, 1385, 1395, 1397, 1399 and 1402 are included under the topic Early Brockhil History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brockhil Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Brockhil has undergone many spelling variations
, including Brockhill, Brockhall, Brochole, Brokehole, Brockell, Brockholes and many more.
Early Notables of the Brockhil family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Thomas Brockhill (d. 1411), an English politician, appointed High Sheriff
for the period May 1383 to... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brockhil Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brockhil family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Brockhil were among those contributors: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.