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

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brockhoff research. Another 96 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1447, 1532, 1719, 1652, 1718, 1686, 1721, 1797, 1794 and 1864 are included under the topic Early Brockhoff History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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...
Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brockhoff Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Brockhoff migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brockhoff Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Theresa Brockhoff, who arrived in Texas in 1846
  • Elis Brockhoff, who arrived in America in 1846 [1]
  • Theresa Brockhoff, who landed in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • Henr Jos Franz Joh Brockhoff, who landed in America in 1851 [1]
  • Henry Brockhoff, who arrived in Minnesota in 1853 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Brockhoff (post 1700) +

  • Barb Brockhoff, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 2000 [2]


The Brockhoff Motto +

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


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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