Show ContentsBroker History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Broker name was coined by the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Broker was originally a name given to someone who worked as a broker, an agent for the sale and purchase of goods and services. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Anglo-French word brocour, which has the same meaning as the English word broker.

Early Origins of the Broker family

The surname Broker was first found in Middlesex, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.

Early History of the Broker family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Broker research. Another 292 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1276, 1327, 1377, 1349, 1369, 1426, 1500, 1798 and 1807 are included under the topic Early Broker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Broker Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Broker are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Broker include: Broker, Brokar, Brokor, Brokour, Brocker, Brooker and many more.

Early Notables of the Broker family (pre 1700)

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United States Broker migration to the United States +

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Broker or a variant listed above:

Broker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Broker who arrived in Philadelphia in 1821
  • Clara Broker, aged 22, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1845 [1]
  • John H Broker, aged 40, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1845 [1]
  • Flor Broker, aged 50, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1845 [1]
  • Heinr W Broker, who arrived in America in 1849 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Broker (post 1700) +

  • Thomas Bröker (b. 1985), German footballer

  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) on Facebook