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The name Brookes was brought to England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Brookes 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)


Brookes Early Origins



The surname Brookes 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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Brookes Spelling Variations


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Brookes Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Brook, Brooke, Brookes, Brooks, Brecks, Broocks and others.

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Brookes Early History


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Brookes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brookes 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 Brookes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brookes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brookes 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 Brookes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brookes In Ireland


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Brookes In Ireland



Some of the Brookes 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



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Brookes or a variant listed above:

Brookes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Cutbert Brookes, who arrived in Virginia in 1622
  • Alice Brookes, aged 18, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Jo Brookes, aged 12, arrived in Bermuda in 1635
  • Richard Brookes, aged 16, landed in St Christopher in 1635
  • William Brookes, aged 17, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brookes Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Brookes, who landed in Virginia in 1701
  • Hester Brookes, who arrived in Virginia in 1703
  • Benja Brookes, who arrived in Virginia in 1713
  • Lydia Brookes, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Mary Brookes, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brookes Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Brookes, who landed in Quebec in 1784

Brookes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Brookes, English convict from Sussex, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  • Charles John Brookes arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Hartley" in 1837 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARTLEY 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Hartley.htm
  • Hannah Brookes arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Hartley" in 1837 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARTLEY 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Hartley.htm
  • Joseph Brookes arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eden" in 1838 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Eden.htm
  • Elizabeth Brookes arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eden" in 1838 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Eden.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brookes Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Brookes landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1840
  • Richey Brookes, aged 38, a mechanic, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lauderdale" in 1874
  • Martha Brookes, aged 28, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lauderdale" in 1874
  • Eliza Brookes, aged 6, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lauderdale" in 1874
  • Annie Brookes, aged 4, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lauderdale" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brookes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brookes (post 1700)



  • James H. Brookes D. D. (1830-1897), American religious writer
  • Edwin Stanley Brookes Jr. (1840-1904), English-born surveyor in the settlement of New Zealand during the mid-late 19th century
  • Andrew Phillip Brookes (b. 1969), former English cricketer
  • Stephanie Clare Brookes (b. 1980), English author
  • Dane Brookes (b. 1984), English writer and actor
  • Sydney "Syd" Brookes (b. 1907), English professional footballer
  • John Brookes (b. 1945), retired English football forward
  • Captain Eric Guy Brookes (1894-1918), English World War I flying ace credited with six aerial victories, recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross
  • Andrew Brookes, English aerospace analyst, author of aviation books
  • Beata Ann Brookes CBE (1931-2015), Welsh social worker and politician, Member of the European Parliament for North Wales, nicknamed the "Celtic Iron Lady"
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Brookes Historic Events


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Brookes Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Donald A Brookes (b. 1923), English Telegraphist serving for the Royal Navy from Streatham, London, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Frank Brookes, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Ben Brookes, British Leading Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

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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. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARTLEY 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Hartley.htm
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Eden.htm

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  11. ...

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