Broxhown History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Broxhown is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family 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 Broxhown family

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

Important Dates for the Broxhown family

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

Broxhown 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 Broxhown 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 Broxhown include: Broxholme, Broxholm, Broxsam, Broxholmn, Brocksholm, Broxhom and many more.

Early Notables of the Broxhown family (pre 1700)

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

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

Citations

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