The name Broggitt is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was a name for someone who was a young, headstrong person. The surname Broggitt is derived from the Old French words broque
which became the Old English words broket
c. 1410. All of these words refer to a stag in its second year with its first set of horns. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early Origins of the Broggitt family
The surname Broggitt 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 Broggitt family
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Broggitt Spelling Variations
Broggitt has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Broggitt have been found, including Bocket, Brockett, Brockhead and others.
Early Notables of the Broggitt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Broggitt family to Ireland
Some of the Broggitt family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Broggitt family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Broggitts to arrive on North American shores: John Brocket settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635; William Brockett settled in Virginia in the same year; John Brocket settled in Delaware in 1785.