Claybrook History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Claybrook family

The surname Claybrook was first found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.

Early History of the Claybrook family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Claybrook research. Another 140 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1106, 1432, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Claybrook History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Claybrook Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cleybrook, Claybrook, Cleybrooke, Claybrooke, Clebrook, Clabrook and many more.

Early Notables of the Claybrook family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Claybrook family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

Contemporary Notables of the name Claybrook (post 1700) +

  • Elbert “Pee Wee” Claybrook (1912-1996), American tenor saxophonist from St. Louis, Missouri who played jazz swing music for over 50 years
  • G. W. Claybrook, American politician, Mayor of Wewoka, Oklahoma, 1967 [1]
  • C. E. Claybrook, American politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives from Adair County, 1922 [1]
  • Joan Claybrook (b. 1937), American lawyer, President of Public Citizen (1982-2008), head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (1977-1981)
  • Edwin Claybrook (1871-1931), American surgeon who identified the Claybrook sign, a clinical sign in which heart sounds and breath sounds can be heard transmitted through the abdominal wall on auscultation
  • Claybrook C. Cottingham (1881-1949), American educator, 3rd President of Louisiana College (1910-1941), 10th President of Louisiana Tech (1941-1949)

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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