The name Brokholle is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family 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 Brokholle family
The surname Brokholle 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 Brokholle family
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Brokholle Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Brokholle has been spelled many different ways, including Brockholles, Brockholes, Brockholle, Brockhole and many more.
Early Notables of the Brokholle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brokholle family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Brokholles to arrive in North America: John Brockhole who settled in Virginia in 1747.