Broxhum History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Broxhum name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having 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 Broxhum family

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

Important Dates for the Broxhum family

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

Broxhum Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Broxhum has undergone many spelling variations, including Broxholme, Broxholm, Broxsam, Broxholmn, Brocksholm, Broxhom and many more.

Early Notables of the Broxhum family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Broxhum family

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Broxhum were among those contributors: 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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