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Brokenshire Early Origins



The surname Brokenshire was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, 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.

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Brokenshire Spelling Variations


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Brokenshire Spelling Variations



Spelling and translation were hardly exact sciences in Medieval Scotland. Sound, rather than any set of rules, was the basis for spellings, so one name was often spelled different ways even within a single document. Spelling variations are thus an extremely common occurrence in Medieval Scottish names. Brokenshire has been spelled Birkenshaw, Birkinshaw, Birkshaw, Burdenshaw and others.

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Brokenshire Early History


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Brokenshire Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brokenshire research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1529 is included under the topic Early Brokenshire History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brokenshire Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brokenshire Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brokenshire Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brokenshire In Ireland


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Brokenshire In Ireland



Some of the Brokenshire family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 226 words (16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brokenshire Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Nicholas Brokenshire arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1846
  • Benjamin Brokenshire arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1849
  • John Brokenshire, aged 23, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Thetis"
  • John Brokenshire, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "South Sea"
  • Joseph Brokenshire, aged 39, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Royal Albert"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brokenshire (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brokenshire (post 1700)



  • Samuel Brokenshire, American politician, Burgess of Plymouth, Pennsylvania, 1937, 1955-56

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Brokenshire Historic Events


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Brokenshire Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Arthur Brokenshire, British Petty Officer, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    10. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
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    The Brokenshire Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brokenshire 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 1 February 2016 at 09:08.

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