Early Origins of the Brooksby family
The surname Brooksby was first found in Leicestershire
at Brooksby. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held extensive estates. The early history of this name is so complex that for serious student interested in further research of the early history of the surname we recommend the ancient Harleian Manuscripts which are in the archives of the British Museum. These Manuscripts are a Catalogue of the Herald's Visitations between 1510 and 1600. This distinguished surname Brookesby of Broughton, Stapleford, Shollesly of Leicestershire
, Brokesby of Lancashire
, and Brookesby of Kilvington in Nottingham
are all recorded in MS 1400, MS 1180, 1189, 1195, (in various folios) and others.
Early History of the Brooksby family
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Brooksby Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Brookesby, Brooksby, Brokesby, Brooksbie, Brookebee, Brocksby, Broxby, Booxby, Broockesby, Brockby, Brokeby, Brokesbourn and many more.
Early Notables of the Brooksby family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Francis Brokesby or Brookesbuy (1637-1714), an English nonjuror; and Eleanor Brooksby, an English noblewoman who with her sister supported Catholics in England
during the 16th century by providing safe houses including Baddesley Clinton in... Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brooksby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Brooksby family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Brooksby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Anthony Brooksby, who landed in Maryland in 1660 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)
Brooksby Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- John Brooksby, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
Brooksby Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James Brooksby, aged 34, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Carnatic"
- Joseph Brooksby, aged 31, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Carnatic"
Contemporary Notables of the name Brooksby (post 1700)
- Barry Brooksby, American guitarist
- Glen Brooksby, Electrical Engineer at General Electric Corporate Research and Development, New York