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The origins of the Brooksbank name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in Yorkshire, where the name is derived from two places with the name Brooksbank in the West Riding. These place names are derived from Old English: brokes, the genitive of broke, which means "brook, stream"; and bank, as in riverbank.

Brooksbank Early Origins



The surname Brooksbank was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Brooksbank Spelling Variations


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Brooksbank Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Brooksbank were recorded, including Brookbank, Brocksbank, Brookebank, Brooksbank and many more.

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Brooksbank Early History


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Brooksbank Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brooksbank research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1802, 1612, 1694, 1756, 1741 and 1743 are included under the topic Early Brooksbank History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brooksbank Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brooksbank Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brooksbank Notables 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Brooksbank family emigrate to North America:

Brooksbank Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Brooksbank who arrived in New York in 1823

Brooksbank Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • A Brooksbank, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brooksbank (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brooksbank (post 1700)



  • Sir Edward William Brooksbank (1915-1983), English public official, 2nd Baronet Brooksbank, of Healaugh Manor, county Yorkshire, High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1967
  • Sir Edward Nicholas Brooksbank (b. 1944), 3rd Baronet Brooksbank, English Army officer
  • Sir Edward Clitherow Brooksbank (1858-1943), 1st Baronet Brooksbank, Justice of the Peace and a Deputy Lieutenant for the West Riding of Yorkshire
  • Peter Brooksbank, Mathematics Department, Bucknell University, PA

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    11. ...

    The Brooksbank Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brooksbank 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 16 May 2013 at 16:08.

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