Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from 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.
Early Origins of the Brocleigh family
Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Brocleigh family
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Brocleigh Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Brocleigh has appeared include Brockley, Brocleg, Brokeley, Brokele, Brokkeley, Broclee, Brocklee, Brocleigh and many more.
Early Notables of the Brocleigh family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brocleigh family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Brocleigh arrived in North America very early: Catherine Brockley who sailed to America in 1743 and Thomas Brockley to America in 1752.
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