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The lineage of the name Colbrook begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived near a cool stream. The surname Colbrook is derived from the Old English words col, which means cool, and broc, which means brook. Thus, Colbrook is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. However, Colbrook may also belong to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads; in this case, the name Colbrook is derived from residence in or near the settlement of Colebrook in Devon.

Early Origins of the Colbrook family


The surname Colbrook was first found in Surrey 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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Early History of the Colbrook family

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Early History of the Colbrook family


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Colbrook Spelling Variations

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Colbrook Spelling Variations


Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Colbrook has undergone many spelling variations, including Colebrooke, Colbrook, Collbrook, Colebroke, Colbroke, Collbroke and many more.

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Early Notables of the Colbrook family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Colbrook family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Colbrook family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Colbrook family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Colbrook were among those contributors:

Colbrook Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Colbrook who settled in Philadelphia in 1774

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Historic Events for the Colbrook family

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Historic Events for the Colbrook family



HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. E Colbrook, British Engine Room Artificer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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  1. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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