The founding heritage of the Brogar family is in the Anglo-Saxon
culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Brogar comes from when one of the family worked as a broker, an agent for the sale and purchase of goods and services. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Anglo-French word brocour,
which has the same meaning as the English word broker.
Early Origins of the Brogar family
The surname Brogar was first found in Middlesex, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Brogar family
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Brogar Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Brogar has been spelled many different ways, including Broker, Brokar, Brokor, Brokour, Brocker, Brooker and many more.
Early Notables of the Brogar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brogar family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Brogars to arrive in North America: John Broker who arrived in Philadelphia in 1821.