Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Brokhill family once lived 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 Brokhill.
Early Origins of the Brokhill family
Worcestershire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Brokhill family
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Brokhill Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Brokhill family name include Brockhill, Brockhall, Brochole, Brokehole, Brockell, Brockholes and many more.
Early Notables of the Brokhill family (pre 1700)
High Sheriff of Kent for the period May 1383 to...
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Migration of the Brokhill family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Brokhill surname or a spelling variation of the name include: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.
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