Early Origins of the Brokhouse family
The surname Brokhouse was first found in Hampshire
, where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Brokhouse family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brokhouse research.Another 387 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1298, 1365, 1314, 1326, 1330, 1395, 1338, 1489, 1330, 1395, 1382, 1400, 1762, 1837, 1798, 1873, 1792, 1847, 1794, 1868, 1395 and 1625 are included under the topic Early Brokhouse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brokhouse Spelling Variations
The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations
in a single document. Brokhouse has been spelled Brocas, Brockas, Brockhurst, Brockhouse, Brockus, Brocass and many more.
Early Notables of the Brokhouse family (pre 1700)
Notable among the family at this time was William Brokkas who forswore allegiance to the Queen for his clan; and Sir Bernard Brocas or Barnard Brocas Sr., (1330-1395), an English prominent commander in the English army during King Edward III's French campaigns of the Hundred
Years... Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brokhouse Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brokhouse family to Ireland
Some of the Brokhouse family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 231 words (16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brokhouse family to the New World and Oceana
The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North America. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence
, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them: George Brocas who settled in Virginia 1642; John Brocas settled in Virginia in 1651; Tabithe Brocas settled in Virginia in 1653; William Brocas settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1766.