Broxsam History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the name Broxsam date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence 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 Broxsam family

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

Important Dates for the Broxsam family

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

Broxsam Spelling Variations

Broxsam has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Broxsam have been found, including Broxholme, Broxholm, Broxsam, Broxholmn, Brocksholm, Broxhom and many more.

Early Notables of the Broxsam family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Broxsam family

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Broxsams to arrive on North American shores: 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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