The Brokhole name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived near the brock-hole,
or badger hole. Brockholes is a small village in West Yorkshire
and true to its name is home to an extensive network of badger setts which are now carefully watched over by a local
badger protection group.
Early Origins of the Brokhole family
The surname Brokhole was first found in Lancashire
at the township of Myerscough. " This is one of the forest townships in the parish, the manor of which has been held of the duchy of Lancaster by the Brockholes family, whose ancestor resided here in the beginning of the 17th century." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Myerscough Hall was built in 1577 and was presumably the family seat.
Early History of the Brokhole family
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Brokhole Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Brokhole has undergone many spelling variations
, including Brockholles, Brockholes, Brockholle, Brockhole and many more.
Early Notables of the Brokhole family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brokhole family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Brokhole were among those contributors: John Brockhole who settled in Virginia in 1747.