Show ContentsBrokholls History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestry of the name Brokholls dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. 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 Brokholls family

The surname Brokholls 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." [1] Myerscough Hall was built in 1577 and was presumably the family seat.

Early History of the Brokholls family

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Brokholls Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Brokholls have been found, including Brockholles, Brockholes, Brockholle, Brockhole and many more.

Early Notables of the Brokholls family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Brokholls family

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Brokholls, or a variant listed above: John Brockhole who settled in Virginia in 1747.

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. on Facebook