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Brocklehurst Early Origins



The surname Brocklehurst was first found in Guyenne, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Guyen and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

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Brocklehurst Spelling Variations


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Brocklehurst Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Brocas, Brokas, Brokaw, Brogas, Brogaw, Broces and others.

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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 189 words (14 lines of text) 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)



More information is 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 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, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Sarah Brocklehurst, aged 28, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Sarah Brocklehurst, aged 11 mths., 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
  • Aaron Brocklehurst (b. 1985), Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman from Nanaimo, BC
  • 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
  • Thomas Unett Brocklehurst, English banker at Macclesfield, Cheshire who reputedly introduced grey squirrels to Britain from America by releasing them on his estate in 1876, inadvertently endangering the native Red Squirrel
  • Philip Brocklehurst (1887-1975), 2nd Baronet of Swythamley Park, English member of Shackleton’s 1907-1909 expedition to Antarctica, eponym of Mount Brocklehurst, Antarctica
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    4. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    5. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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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.

    This page was last modified on 11 December 2015 at 14:34.

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