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Brocksbank is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Brocksbank family once lived in Yorkshire, where the name is derived from two places with the name Brooksbank in the West Riding. These place names are derived from Old English: brokes, the genitive of broke, which means "brook, stream"; and bank, as in riverbank.

Brocksbank Early Origins



The surname Brocksbank was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Brocksbank Spelling Variations


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Brocksbank Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Brocksbank family name include Brookbank, Brocksbank, Brookebank, Brooksbank and many more.

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Brocksbank Early History


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Brocksbank Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brocksbank research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1802, 1612, 1694, 1756, 1741 and 1743 are included under the topic Early Brocksbank History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brocksbank Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brocksbank Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brocksbank Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Brocksbank surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Brocksbank Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Brocksbank, who landed in New York in 1836 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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