Brocksbourne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Brocksbourne family
The surname Brocksbourne was first found in Herefordshire at Broxbourne, a parish, in the union of Ware. The parish was first listed as Brochesborne  in the Domesday Book of 1086. Literally the place name means "stream frequented by badgers," from the Old English words "brocc" + "burna." 
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. 
Broxburn is a village, in the parish of Uphall, county of Linlithgow, Scotland. 
Early History of the Brocksbourne family
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Brocksbourne Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Brocksborne, Broxborne, Broxborn, Broxbourn, Broxbourne and many more.
Early Notables of the Brocksbourne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brocksbourne family
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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- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.