Broxholm History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Broxholm surname lived 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 Broxholm family

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

Important Dates for the Broxholm family

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

Broxholm 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 Broxholm 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. The variations of the name Broxholm include: Broxholme, Broxholm, Broxsam, Broxholmn, Brocksholm, Broxhom and many more.

Early Notables of the Broxholm family (pre 1700)

Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Broxholm Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Broxholm family

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 Broxholm or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.

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Citations

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