Broxson is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from a family once 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 Broxson family
The surname Broxson was first found in Lincolnshire
, at Broxholme, a parish, in the wapentake
of Lawress. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Broxson family
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Broxson Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Broxson has been recorded under many different variations, including Broxholme, Broxholm, Broxsam, Broxholmn, Brocksholm, Broxhom and many more.
Early Notables of the Broxson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Broxson family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Broxson or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.
Contemporary Notables of the name Broxson (post 1700)
- Tom Broxson, Pierce College Professor, Lakewood, Washington
- Douglas Vaughn "Doug" Broxson, American politician, Member of the Florida House of Representatives