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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.

Early Origins of the Colebrook family


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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Early History of the Colebrook family

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Early History of the Colebrook family


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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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Early Notables of the Colebrook family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Colebrook family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Colebrook family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Colebrook family to the New World and Oceana


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, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1775 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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
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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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Historic Events for the Colebrook family

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Historic Events for the Colebrook family



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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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