The name Brockhul is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came 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 Brockhul family
The surname Brockhul 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Myerscough Hall was built in 1577 and was presumably the family seat.
Early History of the Brockhul family
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Brockhul Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Brockhul are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Brockhul include: Brockholles, Brockholes, Brockholle, Brockhole and many more.
Early Notables of the Brockhul family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brockhul family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Brockhul or a variant listed above: John Brockhole who settled in Virginia in 1747.