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Brocksbourne Early Origins



The surname Brocksbourne was first found in Herefordshire at Broxbourne, a parish, in the union of Ware. The parish was first listed as Brochesborne [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
in the Domesday Book of 1086. Literally the place name means "stream frequented by badgers," from the Old English words "brocc" + "burna." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

In the time of William the Conqueror, the manor belonged to Adeling, wife of Hugh de Grentemaisnill; it afterwards came to the Knights Templars, and lastly to the prior and brethren of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, who occupied the more ancient part of the present mansion of Broxbournbury. James I., on his way from Scotland, was entertained at the manor-house, where he was met by many of the nobility and the officers of state. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Broxburn is a village, in the parish of Uphall, county of Linlithgow, Scotland. [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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Brocksbourne Spelling Variations


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Brocksbourne Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Brocksborne, Broxborne, Broxborn, Broxbourn, Broxbourne and many more.

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Brocksbourne Early History


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Brocksbourne Early History



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Brocksbourne Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brocksbourne Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Brocksbourne In Ireland


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Brocksbourne In Ireland



Some of the Brocksbourne family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 74 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

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