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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.

Brokely Early Origins



The surname Brokely was first found in Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Brokely Spelling Variations


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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.

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Brokely Early History


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Brokely Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brokely research. Another 547 words (39 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1200, 1216, 1272, 1311, 1325, 1420, 1500, 1320 and 1420 are included under the topic Early Brokely History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brokely Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brokely Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brokely Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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.

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Brokely Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Brokely Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brokely Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 2 April 2014 at 15:16.

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