name Brogelay comes from when the family resided 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 Brogelay family
The surname Brogelay was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Brogelay family
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Brogelay Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Brogelay include Brockley, Brocleg, Brokeley, Brokele, Brokkeley, Broclee, Brocklee, Brocleigh and many more.
Early Notables of the Brogelay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brogelay family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Catherine Brockley who sailed to America in 1743 and Thomas Brockley to America in 1752.