The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Brokhall come from when the family resided near the brock-hole,
or badger hole. While at first glance it would seem that the name is derived from hill, early instances of the name point to the true root as being hole; the sound of the name changed over time until it reached its modern form of Brokhall.
Early Origins of the Brokhall family
The surname Brokhall was first found in Worcestershire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Brokhall family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brokhall research.Another 401 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1379, 1500, 1742, 1791, 1411, 1383, 1384, 1382, 1385, 1395, 1397, 1399 and 1402 are included under the topic Early Brokhall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brokhall Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Brokhall has been recorded under many different variations, including Brockhill, Brockhall, Brochole, Brokehole, Brockell, Brockholes and many more.
Early Notables of the Brokhall family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Thomas Brockhill (d. 1411), an English politician, appointed High Sheriff
for the period May 1383 to... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brokhall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brokhall family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Brokhall or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.