The ancient name of Broggour finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from a name for 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 Broggour family
The surname Broggour was first found in Middlesex, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Broggour family
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Broggour Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Broggour family name include Broker, Brokar, Brokor, Brokour, Brocker, Brooker and many more.
Early Notables of the Broggour family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Broggour family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Broggour surname or a spelling variation of the name include : John Broker who arrived in Philadelphia in 1821.