The name Brokehole has a long Anglo-Saxon
heritage. The name comes from when a family lived near the brock-hole,
or badger hole. While at first glance it would seem that the name is derived from hill, early instances of the name point to the true root as being hole; the sound of the name changed over time until it reached its modern form of Brokehole.
Early Origins of the Brokehole family
The surname Brokehole was first found in Worcestershire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Brokehole family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brokehole research.Another 401 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1379, 1500, 1742, 1791, 1411, 1383, 1384, 1382, 1385, 1395, 1397, 1399 and 1402 are included under the topic Early Brokehole History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brokehole Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Brokehole have been found, including Brockhill, Brockhall, Brochole, Brokehole, Brockell, Brockholes and many more.
Early Notables of the Brokehole family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Thomas Brockhill (d. 1411), an English politician, appointed High Sheriff
for the period May 1383 to... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brokehole Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brokehole family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Brokehole, or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.