Brockman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Brockman family

The surname Brockman was first found in Kent where "the family occur as Brokeman, in the 14th century." [1] The surname has the same origin a Brookam and in some case Brooker as "broc" is an Old English word for draught horse and badger. [1] As a trade name, the name was used for either a horseman or one who hunts badgers.

Early History of the Brockman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brockman research. Another 144 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1196, 1432, 1548, 1455, 1487, 1633, 1595 and 1654 are included under the topic Early Brockman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brockman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Brockman, Broockman, Brookman, Brockmen, Brookmen and many more.

Early Notables of the Brockman family (pre 1700)

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Brockman migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brockman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Henry Brockman (c. 1622-1690), English settler to Maryland in 1674, founder of the Brockman family in America
Brockman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • James Brockman, who settled in Maryland in 1740
  • John Brockman, who settled in Maryland in 1749
Brockman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Charles Brockman, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1800
  • Beenhard Henry Brockman, who arrived at Baltimore in 1847
  • Gottlieb Brockman, aged 24, who landed in Missouri in 1848 [2]
  • Mr. Brockman, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]
  • George Brockman, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Brockman (post 1700)

  • Benjamin T. Brockman (1831-1864), American merchant and a Confederate officer in the American Civil War
  • James Brockman (1886-1967), Russian-born, American songwriter, inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970, best known for writing the score for Happy Days
  • Charles T. "Charlie" Brockman (1928-2005), American broadcaster, president of the United States Auto Club (1969 to 1972)
  • John Brockman Jr. (1735-1801), American officer in the North Carolina militia during the American Revolutionary War
  • John Brockman (b. 1941), American literary agent and author from Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jonathan Rodney "Jon" Brockman (b. 1987), American professional basketball player
  • Brent Brockman (b. 1988), American professional soccer player
  • James Brockman, American politician, Delegate to Illinois State Constitutional Convention Brown and Schuyler counties, 1847 [3]
  • J. H. Brockman, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Königsburg, 1862-66 [3]
  • Clay T. Brockman, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Hillsdale District, 1961 [3]
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Brockman family

HMS Cornwall
  • Wilfred Charles Raymond Brockman (d. 1942), British Mechanician 1st Class aboard the HMS Cornwall when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [4]
  • Frederick Leslie Brockman (d. 1942), British Stoker Petty Officer aboard the HMS Cornwall when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [4]

Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Force Z Survivors Crew List HMS Cornwall (Retrieved 2018, February 13th) - Retrieved from https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listcornwallcrew.html#A
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