Brokholes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Anglo-Saxon name Brokholes comes from the family having resided 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 Brokholes family
The surname Brokholes 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."  Myerscough Hall was built in 1577 and was presumably the family seat.
Important Dates for the Brokholes family
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Brokholes Spelling Variations
Brokholes has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Brockholles, Brockholes, Brockholle, Brockhole and many more.
Early Notables of the Brokholes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brokholes family
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Brokholess to arrive on North American shores: John Brockhole who settled in Virginia in 1747.
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.