Brogesbank History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Brogesbank comes from when the family resided in Yorkshire, where the name is derived from two places with the name Brooksbank in the West Riding. These place names are derived from Old English: brokes, the genitive of broke, which means "brook, stream"; and bank, as in riverbank. [1] [2]

Early Origins of the Brogesbank family

The surname Brogesbank was first found in Yorkshire where one of the first listings of the name was Thomas Brokesbank, who was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. [3]

Early History of the Brogesbank family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brogesbank research. Another 74 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1802, 1612, 1694, 1756, 1741 and 1743 are included under the topic Early Brogesbank History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brogesbank 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. Brogesbank has been recorded under many different variations, including Brookbank, Brocksbank, Brookebank, Brooksbank and many more.

Early Notables of the Brogesbank family (pre 1700)

Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brogesbank Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Brogesbank 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 Brogesbank or a variant listed above: Robert Brooksbank who arrived in New York in 1823.



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


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