Brocklesby History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Brocklesby family

The surname Brocklesby 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]

Early History of the Brocklesby family

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Brocklesby Spelling Variations

Before the printing press standardized spelling in the last few hundred years, no general rules existed in the English language. Spelling variations in Scottish names from the Middle Ages are common even within a single document. Brocklesby has been spelled Brocklebank, Bricklebank and others.

Early Notables of the Brocklesby family (pre 1700)

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United States Brocklesby migration to the United States +

For Scottish immigrants, the great expense of travel to North America did not seem such a problem in those unstable times. Acres of land awaited them and many got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. These Scots and their ancestors went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. Among them:

Brocklesby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Robert Brocklesby, who is on record in Virginia in 1675

Australia Brocklesby migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Brocklesby Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Richard Brocklesby, English convict who was convicted in Louth, Lincolnshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Emerald Isle" on 28th June 1843, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [3]
  • Mr. Henry Brocklesby, British Convict who was convicted in Northallerton, Yorkshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Corona" on 13th October 1866, arriving in Western Australia, Australia [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Brocklesby (post 1700) +

  • Dr. Edwina Brocklesby B.E.M. (b. 1947), British Triathlete, was appointed Medallist of the British Empire Medal 29th December 2018 for services to the Health and Wellbeing of Older People [5]
  • William Brocklesby Wordsworth (1908-1988), English composer

The Brocklesby 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.

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 25th March 2022). Retrieved from
  4. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 24th March 2021). Retrieved from
  5. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, on Facebook