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The name Colebrook is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived near a cool stream. The surname Colebrook is derived from the Old English words col, which means cool, and broc, which means brook. Thus, Colebrook 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, Colebrook 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 Colebrook is derived from residence in or near the settlement of Colebrook in Devon.

Colebrook Early Origins



The surname Colebrook 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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Colebrook Spelling Variations


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Colebrook 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 Colebrook were recorded, including Colebrooke, Colbrook, Collbrook, Colebroke, Colbroke, Collbroke and many more.

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Colebrook Early History


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Colebrook Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Colebrook research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Colebrook History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Colebrook Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Colebrook Early Notables (pre 1700)



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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 Colebrook family emigrate to North America:

Colebrook Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Colebrook, aged 28, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1775

Colebrook Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Albert S. Colebrook, aged 34, who settled in America, in 1894
  • William Colebrook, aged 37, who settled in America, in 1895

Colebrook Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Colebrook, aged 50, who landed in America, in 1902
  • Alexandra Colebrook, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • John Colebrook, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Swansea, England, in 1906
  • Mrs. Herbert G. Colebrook, aged 27, who emigrated to America from London, in 1906
  • Mary Colebrook, aged 33, who landed in America from Nassau, Bahamas, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Colebrook Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Herbert G. Colebrook, aged 32, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1912
  • Henry G. Colebrook, aged 35, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1915
  • Herbert Colebrook, aged 40, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1920
  • Mabel Colebrook, aged 32, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1920

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Contemporary Notables of the name Colebrook (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Colebrook (post 1700)



  • Leonard Colebrook FRS (1883-1967), English physician and bacteriologist who discovered a cure for puerperal fever in 1935
  • Katrina Jane Colebrook (b. 1957), British middle distance gold, silver and bronze medalist runner
  • Edward Colebrook, Indian Police Chief
  • Phillip Colebrook, Company Director of Pfizer

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Colebrook Historic Events


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Colebrook Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Herbert Gladstone Colebrook, English 1st Class Passenger residing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    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. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Colebrook Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Colebrook 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 13 November 2014 at 16:22.

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