Anglo-Saxon name Brockle comes from when the family resided near the brock-hole, or badger hole. While at first glance it would seem that the name is derived from hill, early instances of the name point to the true root as being hole; the sound of the name changed over time until it reached its modern form of Brockle.
Early Origins of the Brockle family
Worcestershire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Brockle family
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Brockle Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Brockle has been recorded under many different variations, including Brockhill, Brockhall, Brochole, Brokehole, Brockell, Brockholes and many more.
Early Notables of the Brockle family (pre 1700)
High Sheriff of Kent for the period May 1383 to...
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Migration of the Brockle family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Brockle or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.
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