The many generations and branches of the Broger family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name reveals that an early member 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 Broger family
The surname Broger was first found in Middlesex, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Broger family
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Broger Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Broger were recorded, including Broker, Brokar, Brokor, Brokour, Brocker, Brooker and many more.
Early Notables of the Broger family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Broger family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Broger family emigrate to North America:
Broger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- N Broger, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Broger (post 1700)
- Alfred Broger (b. 1922), painter