The origins of the Brokley name come from when the Anglo-Saxon
tribes ruled over Britain. The name Brokley was originally derived from a 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.
Early Origins of the Brokley family
The surname Brokley was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Brokley family
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Brokley Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Brokley include Brockley, Brocleg, Brokeley, Brokele, Brokkeley, Broclee, Brocklee, Brocleigh and many more.
Early Notables of the Brokley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brokley family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Brokley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Mary Brokley, who landed in Maryland in 1678 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)