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Early Origins of the Brokesby family

The surname Brokesby was first found in Leicestershire at Brooksby, a parish, in the union of Melton-Mowbray, hundred of East Goscote. [1]

We recommend the reader to explore 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 Brokesby family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brokesby research. Another 73 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1712, 1235, 1220, 1637, 1714, 1666 and 1605 are included under the topic Early Brokesby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brokesby 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 Brokesby family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Francis Brokesby or Brookesbuy (1637-1714), an English nonjuror. He was the son of Obadiah Brokesby, a gentleman of independent fortune, of Stoke Golding, Leicestershire, and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of James Pratt, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. His uncle Nathaniel was a schoolmaster. As all the nine children of his grandfather Francis received scriptural names, it is probable that he came of a Puritan stock. He became a member and afterwards a fellow...
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Migration of the Brokesby family

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..



  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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