Brokour is a name that was formed by the Anglo-Saxon
society of old Britain. The name was thought to have been used for someone who once worked as a broker, an agent for the sale and purchase of goods and services. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Anglo-French word brocour,
which has the same meaning as the English word broker.
Early Origins of the Brokour family
The surname Brokour was first found in Middlesex, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Brokour family
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Brokour Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Brokour include Broker, Brokar, Brokor, Brokour, Brocker, Brooker and many more.
Early Notables of the Brokour family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brokour family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Brokour were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: John Broker who arrived in Philadelphia in 1821.