The name Broggar comes from one of the family having 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 Broggar family
The surname Broggar was first found in Middlesex, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Broggar family
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Broggar Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Broggar have been found, including: Broker, Brokar, Brokor, Brokour, Brocker, Brooker and many more.
Early Notables of the Broggar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Broggar family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Broggar, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : John Broker who arrived in Philadelphia in 1821.