The name Broksholm is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when a family lived in the village and civil parish of Broxholm, near Lincoln in the county of Lincolnshire
. This parish was recorded in the Domesday Book
of 1086 as lands held by Robert de Tosny. Today Broxholme is still located in the West Lindsey district, but has grown little since early times as according to the 2001 census it had a population of 58.
Early Origins of the Broksholm family
The surname Broksholm was first found in Lincolnshire
, at Broxholme, a parish, in the wapentake
of Lawress. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Broksholm family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Broksholm research.Another 371 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1500, 1570, 1689, 1805, 1647, 1640, 1689 and 1748 are included under the topic Early Broksholm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Broksholm Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Broksholm family name include Broxholme, Broxholm, Broxsam, Broxholmn, Brocksholm, Broxhom and many more.
Early Notables of the Broksholm family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Broksholm family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Broksholm surname or a spelling variation of the name include : a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.