The surname Brockway was first found in Wiltshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1255 when Walter de Brockweye held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Brockway family
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Brockway Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Brockway, Brockwell, Brokway, Brokewell and others.
Early Notables of the Brockway family (pre 1700)
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Zebulon Reed Brockway (1827-1920), American prison reformer
Henry Brockway, American politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from Pomfret, 1888 
Harvey N. Brockway, American politician, Circuit Judge in Iowa 12th District, 1869-72 
Edward W. Brockway, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Jefferson County, 1932 
Ebenezer D. Brockway (b. 1817), American politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 9th District, 1867 
Ebenezer Brockway, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Lyme, 1820, 1826, 1831; Member of Connecticut State Senate at-large, 1827-28 
C. L. Brockway, American politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 9th District, 1893-94 
Beman Brockway, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Oswego County 3rd District, 1859; Liberal Republican Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 21st District, 1872 
Arthur William Brockway (b. 1875), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Lyme; Elected 1926 
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