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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Brokkeley is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in one of the various settlements called Brockley in the counties of Kerry, Suffolk, or Somerset, or in the place called Brookley in Kerry.

Brokkeley Early Origins



The surname Brokkeley was first found in Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Brokkeley Spelling Variations


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Brokkeley 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. Brokkeley has been spelled many different ways, including Brockley, Brocleg, Brokeley, Brokele, Brokkeley, Broclee, Brocklee, Brocleigh and many more.

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Brokkeley Early History


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Brokkeley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brokkeley research. Another 547 words (39 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1200, 1216, 1272, 1311, 1325, 1420, 1500, 1320 and 1420 are included under the topic Early Brokkeley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brokkeley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brokkeley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brokkeley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Brokkeleys to arrive in North America: Catherine Brockley who sailed to America in 1743 and Thomas Brockley to America in 1752.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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    The Brokkeley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brokkeley Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 2 April 2014 at 15:16.

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