Brogehole History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Anglo-Saxon name Brogehole comes from when the family resided near the brock-hole, or badger hole. Brockholes is a small village in West Yorkshire and true to its name is home to an extensive network of badger setts which are now carefully watched over by a local badger protection group.
Early Origins of the Brogehole family
The surname Brogehole was first found in Lancashire at the township of Myerscough. " This is one of the forest townships in the parish, the manor of which has been held of the duchy of Lancaster by the Brockholes family, whose ancestor resided here in the beginning of the 17th century."  Myerscough Hall was built in 1577 and was presumably the family seat.
Early History of the Brogehole family
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Brogehole Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Brogehole has been recorded under many different variations, including Brockholles, Brockholes, Brockholle, Brockhole and many more.
Early Notables of the Brogehole family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brogehole family
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Brogehole or a variant listed above: John Brockhole who settled in Virginia in 1747.
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.