The ancestors of the bearers of the Brocksholme family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England
. They were first found in the village and civil parish of Broxholm, near Lincoln in the county of Lincolnshire
. This parish was recorded in the Domesday Book
of 1086 as lands held by Robert de Tosny. Today Broxholme is still located in the West Lindsey district, but has grown little since early times as according to the 2001 census it had a population of 58.
Early Origins of the Brocksholme family
The surname Brocksholme was first found in Lincolnshire
, at Broxholme, a parish, in the wapentake
of Lawress. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Brocksholme family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brocksholme research.Another 371 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1500, 1570, 1689, 1805, 1647, 1640, 1689 and 1748 are included under the topic Early Brocksholme History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brocksholme Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Brocksholme include Broxholme, Broxholm, Broxsam, Broxholmn, Brocksholm, Broxhom and many more.
Early Notables of the Brocksholme family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brocksholme family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Brocksholme or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.