Early Origins of the Brokhurst family
The surname Brokhurst 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 Brokhurst family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brokhurst 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 Brokhurst History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brokhurst Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations
. Brokhurst has been spelled Brocas, Brockas, Brockhurst, Brockhouse, Brockus, Brocass and many more.
Early Notables of the Brokhurst 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 Brokhurst Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brokhurst family to Ireland
Some of the Brokhurst 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 Brokhurst family to the New World and Oceana
Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North America. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence
. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. 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.