Brokaw History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Brokaw family

The surname Brokaw was first found in Guyenne, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Guyen and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

Important Dates for the Brokaw family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brokaw research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brokaw History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brokaw Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Brocas, Brokas, Brokaw, Brogas, Brogaw, Broces and others.

Early Notables of the Brokaw family (pre 1700)

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Brokaw migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brokaw Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Bourgon Brokaw, who settled in New York in 1675
  • Bourgon Brokaw, who landed in New York in 1675 [1]
  • Bourger Brokaw, who landed in Long Island in 1684 [1]
Brokaw Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • C Brokaw, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Brokaw (post 1700)

  • Thomas John "Tom" Brokaw (b. 1940), American television journalist and author, best known as the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News from 1982 to 2004, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Norman R. Brokaw (1927-2016), American talent agent who represented Marilyn Monroe, Donna Summer, Bill Cosby, Mark Spitz, Warren Beatty, Clint Eastwood, and many more
  • George Tuttle Brokaw (1879-1935), American lawyer and sportsman
  • Isaac Brokaw (1746-1826), American clockmaker
  • Isaac Irving Brokaw (1871-1939), American figure skater, artist, lawyer, and financier
  • Gary George Brokaw (b. 1954), retired American basketball player and a basketball coach
  • Mark Brokaw, American stage director
  • Chris Brokaw (b. 1964), American musician
  • Nettie M. Brokaw, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1944, 1948 [2]
  • Gene W. Brokaw, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alaska, 2008 [2]
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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