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Today's generation of the Brock family bears a name that was brought to England by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Brock family lived in Essex. The name, however, derives from the family's former residence in Broc, in the area of Anjou, France. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)


Brock Early Origins



The surname Brock was first found in Essex where Ralph Broc was granted lands in Colchester in 1119, and it is thought he was invited to England to support the need for industrialists and trades people. However, some of the family claim Great Oakley, Northampton as their ancient homestead. "Oakley Hall, the seat of Sir Arthur de Capell Broke, Bart., is a picturesque specimen of an old English manor-house. Sir Arthur is lord of the manor, and possesses a right of free warren, granted shortly after the Conquest. The collection of family deeds is one of the finest and most curious in the kingdom, and in beautiful preservation; the dates of some of them are not much later than William I.'s reign. " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Brock Spelling Variations


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Brock Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Brock include Broc, Brock, Brocke, Brockes, Brocks, Brock, Brockx, Broch and many more.

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Brock Early History


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Brock Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brock research. Another 280 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1220, 1214, 1275, 1812, 1687 and 1755 are included under the topic Early Brock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brock Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brock In Ireland


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Brock In Ireland



Some of the Brock family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 82 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Brocks to arrive on North American shores:

Brock Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Lawrence Brock settled in Barbados in 1635
  • Lawrence Brock, aged 18, landed in Barbados in 1635
  • Richard Brock, who arrived in Maryland in 1635
  • William Brock, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • John Brock, who arrived in New England in 1637
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Misar Brock, who landed in Virginia in 1701
  • Philip Brock, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • Robert Brock, who arrived in Virginia in 1722
  • Rudolph Brock, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Friedrich Brock came to Philadelphia in 1733
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elisa Brock, who landed in Texas in 1846
  • C Brock, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Meyer Brock, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Veils Brock, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • R Brock, who landed in New York in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brock Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William A Brock, who arrived in Colorado in 1906

Brock Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Hans Brock, who came to Canada in 1619
  • Hans Brock who landed in Canada in 1619

Brock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Daniel George Brock arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Admiral" in 1838 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL ADMIRAL 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838RoyalAdmiral.htm
  • Maria Brock arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Buckinghamshire 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
  • John Brock arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairfield" in 1839 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Fairfield.htm
  • Charles Brock arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1839 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HOOGHLY 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Hooghly.htm
  • John Brock arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1839 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Lysander.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brock Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • R. Brock arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mallard" in 1870
  • Frederick Brock arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Caduceus" in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brock (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brock (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Ronald Cornelius Brock (1895-1984), American Commanding Officer Artillery 65th Division (1943-1945)
  • William Emerson "Bill" Brock Brock III (b. 1930), American politician, U.S. Senator from Tennessee (1971-1977)
  • William H Brock (b. 1936), English Professor of Chemistry at University of Leicester
  • Sir Russell Claude Brock (1903-1980), English surgeon, Lord Brock of Wimbledon, pioneer of open-heart surger
  • Charles Edmund Brock (1870-1938), English line artist and book illustrator
  • Tony Brock (b. 1954), British drummer
  • Sir Thomas Brock (1847-1922), British sculptor who created the Queen Victoria Monument in front of Buckingham Palace
  • Sir Isaac Brock (1769-1812), British Major-General and administrator, killed in the Battle of Queenston Heights, Niagara Falls, Canada
  • Peter Brock (1945-2006), Australian motor racing driver
  • Edwin Brock (1927-1997), British poet

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Suggested Readings for the name Brock


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Suggested Readings for the name Brock



  • Brief Outline of the Brock Family of Shenandoah Valley, Virginia by Franklin A. Zirkle.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Virescit vulnere virtus
Motto Translation: Courage grows stronger at the wound.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL ADMIRAL 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838RoyalAdmiral.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Fairfield.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HOOGHLY 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Hooghly.htm
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Lysander.htm

Other References

  1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Brock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brock Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 21 November 2016 at 06:21.

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