Brocklebank History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Brocklebank family

The surname Brocklebank was first found in Cumberland, at Brocklebank, with Stoneraise, a township, in the parish of Westward, union of Wigton, Allerdale ward below Derwent. [1] [2]

Important Dates for the Brocklebank family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brocklebank research. Another 216 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1885, 1741, 1801, 1814, 1906, 1845, 1905, 1939, 1636 and 1714 are included under the topic Early Brocklebank History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brocklebank Spelling Variations

Scribes in Medieval Scotland spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations exist in names of that era. Brocklebank has been spelled Brocklebank, Bricklebank and others.

Early Notables of the Brocklebank family (pre 1700)

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Brocklebank migration to the United States

The number of Strathclyde Clan families sailing for North America increased steadily as the persecution continued. In the colonies, they could find not only freedom from the iron hand of the English government, but land to settle on. The American War of Independence allowed many of these settlers to prove their independence, while some chose to go to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots played essential roles in the forging of both great nations. Among them:

Brocklebank Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Brocklebank who settled in Massachusetts in 1630
  • Samuel Brocklebank, who settled in Massachusetts in 1630
  • Samuel Brocklebank, who arrived in Rowley, Massachusetts in 1676 [3]
Brocklebank Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jonathan Brocklebank, who settled in New England in 1736

Brocklebank 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:

Brocklebank Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Mary Brocklebank, (b. 1843), aged 25, British cook travelling from London aboard the ship "Light Brigade" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 26th August 1868 [4]
  • Miss Julia Brocklebank, (b. 1848), aged 19, British domestic servant travelling from London aboard the ship 'Mermaid' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 3rd January 1868 [4]
  • George Brocklebank, aged 33, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1873
  • Mary J. Brocklebank, aged 30, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1873
  • George Brocklebank, aged 8, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1873
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Brocklebank (post 1700)

  • Ted Brocklebank (b. 1942), Scottish politician, Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP)
  • Sir Aubrey Brocklebank (1873-1929), English Justice of the Peace for Cumberland, High Sheriff of Cumberland (1921), 3rd Baronet Brocklebank, of Greenlands and Irton Hall, Cumberland
  • Sage Brocklebank (b. 1978), Canadian actor
  • Daniel Brocklebank (b. 1979), British stage, screen and voice actor

Historic Events for the Brocklebank family

RMS Titanic
  • Mr. William Alfred Brocklebank (d. 1912), aged 35, English Third Class passenger from Broomfield, Essex who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [5]

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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