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Multiple Origins for the Surname Brocklehurst


English


The surname Brocklehurst 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.

Brocklehurst Early Origins



The surname Brocklehurst 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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Brocklehurst Spelling Variations


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Brocklehurst 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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Brocklehurst Early History


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Brocklehurst Early History



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

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Brocklehurst Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brocklehurst Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brocklehurst 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 were:

Brocklehurst Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Brocklehurst, an English convict brought to America from Middlesex county in 1762

Brocklehurst Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Brocklehurst, whose Oath of Allegiance was recorded in Philadelphia in 1813
  • Robert Brocklehurst, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1813
  • James Brocklehurst, who arrived at age 22 at the port of Philadelphia

Brocklehurst Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Brocklehurst, aged 28, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Sarah Brocklehurst, aged 28, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Sarah Brocklehurst, aged 11 mths., who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brocklehurst (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brocklehurst (post 1700)



  • Harry Brocklehurst, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1920 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • William Coare Brocklehurst (1818-1900), English Liberal Party politician
  • Lieutenant-Colonel William Brocklehurst Brocklehurst (1851-1929), English businessman and Liberal Party politician from Macclesfield in Cheshire, co-founder of William, John & Thomas Brocklehurst & Co (1816-1891), a private bank now part of the Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Sir John Ogilvy Brocklehurst (1926-1981), 3rd Baronet of Swythamley Park
  • Danny Brocklehurst (b. 1971), English BAFTA and International Emmy Award winning screenwriter
  • John Brocklehurst the Younger DL, MP (1788-1870), English silk manufacturer, banker and politician representing Macclesfield, from 1832 to 1868
  • Sir Philip Lancaster Brocklehurst (1827-1904), 1st Baronet of Swythamley Park
  • John Fielden Brocklehurst (1852-1921), English peer, 1st and last Lord Ranksborough, a Major-General of the Cavalry
  • Henry Courtney Brocklehurst (1888-1942), English Lieutenant-Colonel in the 11th Hussars and Royal Air Force, explorer and big game hunter, said to be the first person to shoot a giant Panda, in 1935
  • Aaron Brocklehurst (b. 1985), Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman from Nanaimo, BC
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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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Brocklehurst Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Brocklehurst Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brocklehurst 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.

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