Broxham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Broxham comes from when the family resided 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 Broxham family

The surname Broxham was first found in Lincolnshire, at Broxholme, a parish, in the wapentake of Lawress. [1]

Important Dates for the Broxham family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Broxham research. Another 186 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1500, 1570, 1689, 1805, 1647, 1640, 1689 and 1748 are included under the topic Early Broxham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Broxham Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Broxham include Broxholme, Broxholm, Broxsam, Broxholmn, Brocksholm, Broxhom and many more.

Early Notables of the Broxham family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Broxham family

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.

Contemporary Notables of the name Broxham (post 1700)

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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