Brockhols History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient roots of the Brockhols family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Brockhols comes from when the family 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 Brockhols family

The surname Brockhols 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.

Important Dates for the Brockhols family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brockhols research. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 130 and 1300 are included under the topic Early Brockhols History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brockhols Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Brockhols has appeared include Brockholles, Brockholes, Brockholle, Brockhole and many more.

Early Notables of the Brockhols family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Brockhols family

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Brockhols arrived in North America very early: John Brockhole who settled in Virginia in 1747.

Citations

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