, where the name is derived from two places with the name Brooksbank in the West Riding. These place names are derived from Old English:
, as in riverbank.
where one of the first listings of the name was Thomas Brokesbank, who was listed in the
Rolls of 1379.
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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. Brogesbank has been recorded under many different variations, including Brookbank, Brocksbank, Brookebank, Brooksbank and many more.
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 Brogesbank or a variant listed above: Robert Brooksbank who arrived in New York in 1823.