The name Brokly is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family 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 Brokly family
The surname Brokly was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Brokly family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brokly 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 Brokly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brokly 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. Brokly has been spelled many different ways, including Brockley, Brocleg, Brokeley, Brokele, Brokkeley, Broclee, Brocklee, Brocleigh and many more.
Early Notables of the Brokly family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brokly family to the New World and Oceana
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 Broklys to arrive in North America: Catherine Brockley who sailed to America in 1743 and Thomas Brockley to America in 1752.