The surname Brockwell 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 Brockwell family
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Brockwell Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Brockway, Brockwell, Brokway, Brokewell and others.
Early Notables of the Brockwell family (pre 1700)
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Naomi Brockwell, American actress and producer, CEO and founder of Rainsworth Productions, known for her work on Subconscious (2015), Bitcoin: The End of Money as We Know It (2015) and Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? (201
Billie Brockwell (1875-1949), American actress, known for her roles in His Luckless Love (1915), Hogan's Wild Oats (1915) and Hogan Out West (1915)
Gladys Brockwell (1893-1929), born Gladys Lindeman, an American silent film actress, known for her roles in Long Pants (1927), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) and The Drake Case (1929), daughter of Billie Brockwell
Cindy Brockwell, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1988 
William "Bill" Brockwell (1865-1935), English cricketer who played seven Test matches for England
Sam Brockwell (1871-1945), Australian rules footballer who played with Geelong (1897-1898)
Stephen Brockwell, Canadian poet from Ottawa, Ontario awarded the 2005 Archibald Lampman Award for Fruitfly Geographic
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