Show ContentsBrockholes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Brockholes is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Brockholes family once lived near the brock-hole, or badger hole. Brockholes is a small village in West Yorkshire and true to its name is home to an extensive network of badger setts which are now carefully watched over by a local badger protection group.

Early Origins of the Brockholes family

The surname Brockholes was first found in Lancashire at the township of Myerscough. " This is one of the forest townships in the parish, the manor of which has been held of the duchy of Lancaster by the Brockholes family, whose ancestor resided here in the beginning of the 17th century." [1] Myerscough Hall was built in 1577 and was presumably the family seat.

Early History of the Brockholes family

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Brockholes Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Brockholes family name include Brockholles, Brockholes, Brockholle, Brockhole and many more.

Early Notables of the Brockholes family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Brockholes family

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Brockholes surname or a spelling variation of the name include: John Brockhole who settled in Virginia in 1747.

Contemporary Notables of the name Brockholes (post 1700) +

  • Anthony Brockholes, freelance Artist

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. on Facebook