The origins of the Brokholles name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from 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 Brokholles family
The surname Brokholles 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 Brokholles family
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Brokholles Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Brokholles were recorded, including Brockholles, Brockholes, Brockholle, Brockhole and many more.
Early Notables of the Brokholles family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brokholles family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Brokholles family emigrate to North America: John Brockhole who settled in Virginia in 1747.