Brokate is a name whose history dates far back into the mists of early British times to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes. It is a name for a young, headstrong person. The surname Brokate 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 Brokate family
The surname Brokate 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 Brokate family
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Brokate Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Brokate has been recorded under many different variations, including Bocket, Brockett, Brockhead and others.
Early Notables of the Brokate family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brokate family to Ireland
Some of the Brokate family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Brokate family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Brokate or a variant listed above: John Brocket settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635; William Brockett settled in Virginia in the same year; John Brocket settled in Delaware in 1785.