The ancestors of the name Brockhill date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence 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 Brockhill.
Early Origins of the Brockhill family
The surname Brockhill was first found in Worcestershire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Brockhill family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brockhill 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 Brockhill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brockhill Spelling Variations
Brockhill has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Brockhill have been found, including Brockhill, Brockhall, Brochole, Brokehole, Brockell, Brockholes and many more.
Early Notables of the Brockhill 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 Brockhill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brockhill family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Brockhills to arrive on North American shores: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.