Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family 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 Brockshomb family
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 Brockshomb family
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Brockshomb Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Brockshomb have been found, including Broxholme, Broxholm, Broxsam, Broxholmn, Brocksholm, Broxhom and many more.
Early Notables of the Brockshomb family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brockshomb family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Brockshomb, or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.
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