Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived 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 Broggele family
Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Broggele family
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Broggele Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Broggele include Brockley, Brocleg, Brokeley, Brokele, Brokkeley, Broclee, Brocklee, Brocleigh and many more.
Early Notables of the Broggele family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Broggele family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Broggele were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Catherine Brockley who sailed to America in 1743 and Thomas Brockley to America in 1752.
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