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Early Origins of the Brockway family

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

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brockway research. Another 73 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Brockway History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brockway Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Brockway, Brockwell, Brokway, Brokewell and others.

Early Notables of the Brockway family

Distinguished members of the family include

  • the Brockway family of Wiltshire

Brockway Ranking

In the United States, the name Brockway is the 6,714th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]


United States Brockway migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brockway Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. S Brockway, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1860 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Brockway (post 1700) +

  • Howard Brockway (1870-1951), American composer
  • Zebulon Reed Brockway (1827-1920), American prison reformer
  • Henry Brockway, American politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from Pomfret, 1888 [3]
  • Harvey N. Brockway, American politician, Circuit Judge in Iowa 12th District, 1869-72 [3]
  • Edward W. Brockway, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Jefferson County, 1932 [3]
  • Ebenezer D. Brockway (b. 1817), American politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 9th District, 1867 [3]
  • 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 [3]
  • C. L. Brockway, American politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 9th District, 1893-94 [3]
  • 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 [3]
  • Arthur William Brockway (b. 1875), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Lyme; Elected 1926 [3]
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?". NameCensus.com, https://namecensus.com/last-names/
  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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