The ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of England
produced the name of Brockitt. It was given to a young, headstrong person. The surname Brockitt is derived from the Old French words broque
which became the Old English words broket
c. 1410. All of these words refer to a stag in its second year with its first set of horns. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early Origins of the Brockitt family
The surname Brockitt was first found in Hertfordshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Brockitt family
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Brockitt 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 Brockitt has appeared include Bocket, Brockett, Brockhead and others.
Early Notables of the Brockitt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brockitt family to Ireland
Some of the Brockitt family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Brockitt family to the New World and Oceana
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 Brockitt arrived in North America very early: John Brocket settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635; William Brockett settled in Virginia in the same year; John Brocket settled in Delaware in 1785.