The Brokely name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in one of the various settlements called Brockley in the counties of Kerry, Suffolk
, or Somerset
, or in the place called Brookley in Kerry.
Early Origins of the Brokely family
The surname Brokely was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Brokely family
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Brokely 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 Brokely has undergone many spelling variations
, including Brockley, Brocleg, Brokeley, Brokele, Brokkeley, Broclee, Brocklee, Brocleigh and many more.
Early Notables of the Brokely family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brokely 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 Brokely were among those contributors: Catherine Brockley who sailed to America in 1743 and Thomas Brockley to America in 1752.