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Brockston Early Origins



The surname Brockston was first found in the village of Broxton Cheshire where still today the village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester can be found. Broxton Old Hall (or Broxton Higher Hall) is in Old Coach Road about 1km west of the village of Brown Knowl in the parish of Broxton. The site has been occupied since before 1327 and the house dates from 1595. Conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenants of the lands of Broxton, Roger and Picot who were undertenants of Robert FitzHugh, a Norman Baron who was recorded in Cheshire in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Brockston Spelling Variations


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Brockston Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Broxton, Brockston, Brockstone and others.

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Brockston Early History


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Brockston Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brockston research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1230, 1350, 1172 and 1657 are included under the topic Early Brockston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brockston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brockston Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brockston Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brockston In Ireland


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Brockston In Ireland



Some of the Brockston family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thos Broxton, who arrived in America in 1742; Thomas Broxton, who settled in America in 1743; and Edward Broxton, who arrived in Indiana in 1853-1866..

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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    The Brockston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brockston Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 10 April 2014 at 15:52.

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