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Brokesbay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Brokesbay family

The surname Brokesbay was first found in Leicestershire at Brooksby. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held extensive estates. The early history of this name is so complex that for serious student interested in further research of the early history of the surname we recommend the ancient Harleian Manuscripts which are in the archives of the British Museum. These Manuscripts are a Catalogue of the Herald's Visitations between 1510 and 1600. This distinguished surname Brookesby of Broughton, Stapleford, Shollesly of Leicestershire, Brokesby of Lancashire, and Brookesby of Kilvington in Nottingham are all recorded in MS 1400, MS 1180, 1189, 1195, (in various folios) and others.

Early History of the Brokesbay family

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Brokesbay Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Brookesby, Brooksby, Brokesby, Brooksbie, Brookebee, Brocksby, Broxby, Booxby, Broockesby, Brockby, Brokeby, Brokesbourn and many more.

Early Notables of the Brokesbay family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Francis Brokesby or Brookesbuy (1637-1714), an English nonjuror; and Eleanor Brooksby, an English noblewoman who with her sister supported Catholics in England during the 16th century by providing safe houses including Baddesley Clinton in...
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Migration of the Brokesbay family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

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