tribes of Britain. The name was given to a person who was 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
which has the same meaning as the English word broker.
from the Middle Ages.
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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 Brokar family name include Broker, Brokar, Brokor, Brokour, Brocker, Brooker and many more.
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. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Brokar or a variant listed above: John Broker who arrived in Philadelphia in 1821.