Brockhoff History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Brockhoff family
The surname Brockhoff was first found in Silesia, where the family established itself in ancient times.
Early History of the Brockhoff family
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Brockhoff Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Prokopp, Prokop, Prokopf, Procop, Prockop, Procoff, Brokopp, Brokopf, Brokof, Brocuff, Proksch, Broksch, Prokusch, Prokesch, Brokesch, Brockhof and many more.
Early Notables of the Brockhoff family (pre 1700)
Notables of the period with the surname Brockhoff were Jan Brokoff, also known as Johann Brokoff, (1652-1718) a German Baroque sculptor and carver; and his son, Michael Johann Joseph Brokoff (1686-1721), a Czech...
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Brockhoff Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Ex oriente lux
Motto Translation: the direction of sunrise