The Bruckshaw name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived by a small grove of trees near a stream. The surname Bruckshaw is probably derived from a place named Brookshaw
which was in the eastern part of Cheshire
county. However, its exact location remains unknown in modern times.
Early Origins of the Bruckshaw family
The surname Bruckshaw was first found in Cheshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bruckshaw family
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Bruckshaw 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 Bruckshaw has undergone many spelling variations
, including Brookshaw, Brookeshawe, Bruckshaw, Brookshawe, Brokeshaw, Brukshaw, Brookshire and many more.
Early Notables of the Bruckshaw family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bruckshaw family to the New World and Oceana
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 Bruckshaw were among those contributors:
Bruckshaw Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Herbert S. Bruckshaw, aged 34, who emigrated to America from Bolton, England, in 1921
- Mary Ann Bruckshaw, aged 45, who landed in America from Hyde, England, in 1922
- Eric Bruckshaw, aged 11, who landed in America from Hyde, England, in 1922
- Thomas Henry Bruckshaw, aged 56, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1924