The name Brockshum is an old Anglo-Saxon
name. It 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 Brockshum family
The surname Brockshum 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 Brockshum family
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Brockshum Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Brockshum were recorded, including Broxholme, Broxholm, Broxsam, Broxholmn, Brocksholm, Broxhom and many more.
Early Notables of the Brockshum family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brockshum family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Brockshum family emigrate to North America: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.