The ancient roots of the Broggeley family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Broggeley comes from when the family 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 Broggeley family
The surname Broggeley was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Broggeley family
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Broggeley Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Broggeley has appeared include Brockley, Brocleg, Brokeley, Brokele, Brokkeley, Broclee, Brocklee, Brocleigh and many more.
Early Notables of the Broggeley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Broggeley family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Broggeley arrived in North America very early: Catherine Brockley who sailed to America in 1743 and Thomas Brockley to America in 1752.