The name Brokatt is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
name that was given to a person who was a young, headstrong person. The surname Brokatt 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 Brokatt family
The surname Brokatt 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 Brokatt family
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Brokatt Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Brokatt has undergone many spelling variations
, including Bocket, Brockett, Brockhead and others.
Early Notables of the Brokatt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brokatt family to Ireland
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Migration of the Brokatt family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Brokatt were among those contributors: John Brocket settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635; William Brockett settled in Virginia in the same year; John Brocket settled in Delaware in 1785.