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.
Early Origins of the Brooksher family
The surname Brooksher was first found in Cheshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Brooksher family
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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.
Early Notables of the Brooksher family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brooksher family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. 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..