Broggatt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Broggatt comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a young, headstrong person. The surname Broggatt is derived from the Old French words broque and brocke, which became the Old English words broket and brocket c. 1410. All of these words refer to a stag in its second year with its first set of horns. 
Early Origins of the Broggatt family
The surname Broggatt was first found in Hertfordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Broggatt family
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Broggatt Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Broggatt has undergone many spelling variations, including Bocket, Brockett, Brockhead and others.
Early Notables of the Broggatt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Broggatt family to Ireland
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Migration of the Broggatt family
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Broggatt were among those contributors: John Brocket settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635; William Brockett settled in Virginia in the same year; John Brocket settled in Delaware in 1785.