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The name Brooksher is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived by a small grove of trees near a stream. The surname Brooksher is probably derived from a place named Brookshaw which was in the eastern part of Cheshire county. However, its exact location remains unknown in modern times.

Brooksher Early Origins



The surname Brooksher was first found in Cheshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Brooksher Spelling Variations


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Brooksher Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Brooksher are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Brooksher include: Brookshaw, Brookeshawe, Bruckshaw, Brookshawe, Brokeshaw, Brukshaw, Brookshire and many more.

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Brooksher Early History


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Brooksher Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brooksher research. Another 436 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1574, 1611, 1618, 1670, 1700, and 1775 are included under the topic Early Brooksher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brooksher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brooksher Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brooksher Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Brooksher or a variant listed above: Isaac Brookshaw who arrived in Philadelphia in 1683; James Brookshead, a bonded passenger, who arrived in America in 1751; as well as E. Brookshire, who arrived in San Francisco in 1852..

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Brooksher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brooksher Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 28 March 2015 at 09:23.

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