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The surname Brocklahurst is generally thought to be of toponymic origin, from a place name located near Accrington, Lancashire. The name is made up of three elements "brock," or "broc" in Middle English, which means "badger," "le," which is most likely a reduction of "hole" or "hollow," and "hurst," or "hyrst" in Old English which denotes a wooded hill. Thus together, this name describes some sort of clearing in the woods, where badgers lived.

Brocklahurst Early Origins



The surname Brocklahurst was first found in the Lancashire Assize Roll where a Ralph de Brockolhurst is mentioned in 1246, Robert de Brokhollhurst is mentioned 1247, a bearer of Brocholehurste is listed in 1294, and a Brocholehirst in 1296.

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Brocklahurst Spelling Variations


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Brocklahurst Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bracklehurst, Brackleyhurst, Brocclehurst, Brochelhurst, Brochlehurst, Brocholehirst, Brocholhirstes, Brockelhurts, Brockhillhirst, Brocklahurst, Brocklehirst, Brocklehurst, Brocklehust, Brockleshurst, Brockleurst, Brockleyhurst, Brocklyhurst, Broclehurst,Broculhurst,Brodgleahurst,Broglayhurst,Broglehurst,Brocklauss,Broklehurst,Brokhollhurst,Brooklehurst,Broucklehurst,Brouklehurst,Brucklehurst and many more.

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Brocklahurst Early History


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Brocklahurst Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brocklahurst research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1847, 1000, 1831 and 1898 are included under the topic Early Brocklahurst History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brocklahurst Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brocklahurst Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brocklahurst Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Brocklehurst, an English convict brought to America from Middlesex county in 1762; Robert Brocklehurst, whose Oath of Allegiance was recorded in Philadelphia in 1813.

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Veritas me dirigit
Motto Translation: Let the Truth Guide Me


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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    The Brocklahurst Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brocklahurst Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 15 February 2013 at 09:24.

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