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Brookshire is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived by a small grove of trees near a stream. The surname Brookshire 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.

Brookshire Early Origins



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

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Brookshire Spelling Variations


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Brookshire 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 Brookshire family name include Brookshaw, Brookeshawe, Bruckshaw, Brookshawe, Brokeshaw, Brukshaw, Brookshire and many more.

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Brookshire Early History


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Brookshire Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brookshire 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 Brookshire History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brookshire Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brookshire Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brookshire 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, 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 Brookshire surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Brookshire Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • E. Brookshire, who arrived in San Francisco in 1852

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brookshire (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brookshire (post 1700)



  • Captain Nathen Brookshire, American namesake of Brookshire, Texas, who received title to land there in 1835
  • Stanford Raynold "Stan" Brookshire (1905-1990), American politician, Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina (1961-1969)
  • W. A. Brookshire, American politician, Member of Missouri State Senate 26th District, 1923-26
  • Van Brookshire (b. 1967), American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State Senate 3rd District, 2000; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 2nd District, 2002
  • Tom Brookshire, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1948, 1956 (alternate)
  • Homer Brookshire, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1964
  • Elijah Voorhees Brookshire (1856-1936), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Indiana 8th District, 1889-95
  • Bradley Brookshire, American harpsichordist and conductor

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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    The Brookshire Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brookshire 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 11 April 2016 at 07:56.

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