Early Origins of the Brokof family
The surname Brokof was first found in Silesia
, where the family established itself in ancient times.
Early History of the Brokof family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brokof research.Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1447, 1532, 1719, 1652, 1718, 1686, 1721, 1797, 1794 and 1864 are included under the topic Early Brokof History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Brokof Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Prokopp, Prokop, Prokopf, Procop, Prockop, Procoff, Brokopp, Brokopf, Brokof, Brocuff, Proksch, Broksch, Prokusch, Prokesch, Brokesch, Brockhof and many more.
Early Notables of the Brokof family (pre 1700)
Notables of the period with the surname Brokof were Jan Brokoff, also known as Johann Brokoff, (1652-1718) a German Baroque sculptor and carver; and his son, Michael Johann Joseph Brokoff (1686-1721), a Czech... Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brokof Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brokof family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Andrew Broksch and Anna Elizabeth, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1743; Theresa Brockhoff, who arrived in Texas in 1846; Henry Brockhoff, who settled in Minnesota in 1853.
The Brokof Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Ex oriente lux
Motto Translation: the direction of sunrise