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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Brockley surname lived in one of the various settlements called Brockley in the counties of Kerry, Suffolk, or Somerset, or in the place called Brookley in Kerry.

Brockley Early Origins



The surname Brockley was first found in Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Brockley Spelling Variations


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Brockley Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Brockley are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Brockley include: Brockley, Brocleg, Brokeley, Brokele, Brokkeley, Broclee, Brocklee, Brocleigh and many more.

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Brockley Early History


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Brockley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brockley research. Another 547 words (39 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1200, 1216, 1272, 1311, 1325, 1420, 1500, 1320 and 1420 are included under the topic Early Brockley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brockley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brockley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brockley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Brockley or a variant listed above:

Brockley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Brockley, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • Catherine Brockley who sailed to America in 1743
  • Thomas Brockley came to America in 1752

Brockley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Brockley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Andromache" in 1850

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Brockley Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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    The Brockley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brockley 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 2 April 2014 at 15:16.

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