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Brook is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Brook 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)


Brook Early Origins



The surname Brook was first found in Essex. Medieval forms of the name are Ate-Broc, Atte-Broc, Attenbroke and was more often than not pluralized to Brooks and Brookes in modern times. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Originally from the Norman "Broc," meaning "a stream" or "at the brook," one of the first references was of Robert le Broc and Ranyllph le Broc, two knights having estates in Essex in the year 1119. A few years later, Eustace delbroc was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Northumberland in 1130 and Rand de Broc was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Hampshire in 1157. Early in the 13th century, William de la Broke was listed in the Curia Regis Rolls of Surrey in 1208 and Emma de Brokes was listed in the same source but in Suffolk in 1220. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list Alice de la Broke and Laurence del Bro c. [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Brook Spelling Variations


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Brook Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Brook, Brooke, Brookes, Brooks, Brecks, Broocks and others.

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Brook Early History


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Brook Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brook research. Another 407 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1214, 1592, 1660, 1512, 1560, 1532, 1560, 1569, 1563, 1545, 1660, 1614, 1643, 1664, 1602, 1655, 1652, 1608, 1680, 1685, 1646, 1648, 1632, 1676, 1601 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Brook History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brook Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brook Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Richard Brooke (died 1569), Sheriff of Cheshire in 1563, he bought the manor of Norton, Cheshire from Henry VIII in 1545 following the dissolution of the monasteries; John Brooke, (died 1660) 1st Baron Cobham, an English politician who sat in the House of...

Another 97 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brook Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brook In Ireland


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Brook In Ireland



Some of the Brook family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 235 words (17 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Brook or a variant listed above were:

Brook Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Rob Brook, who arrived in New England in 1634
  • Elys Brook, who landed in New England in 1634
  • Robert Brook, aged 25, landed in Barbados in 1635
  • Richard Brook, who arrived in Maryland in 1637
  • Elizabeth Brook, who landed in Maryland in 1637
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brook Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Brook, who arrived in Virginia in 1704
  • Margaret Brook, who landed in Virginia in 1706
  • Zacharias Brook, who arrived in Virginia in 1719
  • David Brook, aged 22, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Hanna Brook, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1796
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brook Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Brook, aged 36, arrived in New York, NY in 1804
  • Peter Brook, aged 26, landed in New York in 1812
  • Valentine Brook, who arrived in Missouri in 1840

Brook Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Joseph Brook, who landed in Alabama in 1917
  • Louis Brook, who arrived in Alabama in 1922
  • Morris Brook, who arrived in Alabama in 1922

Brook Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Jesse Brook U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1783 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Brook Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Brook, aged 24, landed in Quebec in 1834
  • Hugh Brook, aged 28, landed in Quebec in 1834
  • T Brook, who landed in Victoria, British Columbia in 1862

Brook Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Brook arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1840 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BABOO 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Baboo.htm
  • John Brook arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1846
  • Frederick Brook arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1846
  • Mark Brook arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1846
  • Martha Brook arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brook Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Brook arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1861
  • Sarah Brook arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1861
  • Alfred Brook arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1861
  • George Brook arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1861
  • Ada Brook arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1861
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Contemporary Notables of the name Brook (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brook (post 1700)



  • Lyndon Brook (1926-2004), American-born, British actor in film and television
  • Jayne Brook (b. 1960), American actress, known for her role as Dr. Diane Grad on the medical drama Chicago Hope
  • Faith Brook (b. 1922), English actress who has appeared on stage, in films and on television
  • Clifford Clive Hardman Brook (1887-1974), English actor
  • Ezekiel "Kell" Brook (b. 1986), British professional boxer
  • Yaron Brook (b. 1961), current president and executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute
  • Kelly Brook (b. 1979), British model, actress and occasional swimwear designer
  • Peter Stephen Paul Brook (b. 1925), highly influential award winning British theatrical producer and director named "Commander of the British Empire" in 1965 and "Companion of Honour" in 1998

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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: Perseverando
Motto Translation: By persevering.


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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. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BABOO 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Baboo.htm

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  11. ...

The Brook Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brook 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.

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