Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Brockshom is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived 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 Brockshom family
The surname Brockshom 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 Brockshom family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brockshom 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 Brockshom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brockshom Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Brockshom has been spelled many different ways, including Broxholme, Broxholm, Broxsam, Broxholmn, Brocksholm, Broxhom and many more.
Early Notables of the Brockshom family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brockshom family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Brockshoms to arrive in North America: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.