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The name Brocleg belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in one of the various settlements called Brockley in the counties of Kerry, Suffolk, or Somerset, or in the place called Brookley in Kerry.

Brocleg Early Origins



The surname Brocleg was first found in Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Brocleg Spelling Variations


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Brocleg Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Brocleg include Brockley, Brocleg, Brokeley, Brokele, Brokkeley, Broclee, Brocklee, Brocleigh and many more.

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Brocleg Early History


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Brocleg Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brocleg research. Another 547 words (39 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1200, 1216, 1272, 1311, 1325, 1420, 1500, 1320 and 1420 are included under the topic Early Brocleg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brocleg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brocleg Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brocleg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Brocleg were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Catherine Brockley who sailed to America in 1743 and Thomas Brockley to America in 1752.

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Citations



    Other References

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    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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    The Brocleg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brocleg 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 2 April 2014 at 15:16.

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