Brockshown History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancient roots of the Brockshown family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Brockshown comes from when the 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 Brockshown family
The surname Brockshown was first found in Lincolnshire, at Broxholme, a parish, in the wapentake of Lawress. 
Important Dates for the Brockshown family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brockshown research. Another 186 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1500, 1570, 1689, 1805, 1647, 1640, 1689 and 1748 are included under the topic Early Brockshown History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brockshown Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Brockshown has appeared include Broxholme, Broxholm, Broxsam, Broxholmn, Brocksholm, Broxhom and many more.
Early Notables of the Brockshown family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brockshown family
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Brockshown arrived in North America very early: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.