The Brockour family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as a broker, an agent for the sale and purchase of goods and services. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Anglo-French word brocour,
which has the same meaning as the English word broker.
Early Origins of the Brockour family
The surname Brockour was first found in Middlesex, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Brockour family
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Brockour Spelling Variations
Brockour has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Brockour have been found, including Broker, Brokar, Brokor, Brokour, Brocker, Brooker and many more.
Early Notables of the Brockour family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brockour family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Brockours to arrive on North American shores: John Broker who arrived in Philadelphia in 1821.