Early Origins of the Brocklebank family
Cumberland, 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 Brocklebank family
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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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Migration of the Brocklebank family to the New World and Oceana
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
Brocklebank Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Brocklebank Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Brocklebank (post 1700)
Historic Events for the Brocklebank family
The Brocklebank 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: Pro patria
Motto Translation: For my country.
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