Brockhurst History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Brockhurst family

The surname Brockhurst was first found in Guyenne, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Guyen and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

Early History of the Brockhurst family

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Brockhurst Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Brocas, Brokas, Brokaw, Brogas, Brogaw, Broces and others.

Early Notables of the Brockhurst family (pre 1700)

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Australia Brockhurst migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Brockhurst Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Brockhurst, British Convict who was convicted in Warwick, Warwickshire, England for life, transported aboard the "Commodore Hayes" in April 1823, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [1]

New Zealand Brockhurst migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Brockhurst Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Samuel Brockhurst, aged 35, a gardener, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
  • Mary Ann Brockhurst, aged 35, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
  • Samuel Brockhurst, aged 14, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
  • Mary Ann Brockhurst, aged 10, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
  • Henry Brockhurst, aged 7, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
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Contemporary Notables of the name Brockhurst (post 1700) +

  • Betsy Brockhurst, American actress
  • Verna Brockhurst, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1960 [2]
  • Gerald Leslie Brockhurst (1891-1979), English artist


  1. ^ Convict Records of Australia (Retrieved 4th March 2021, retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/commodore-hayes)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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