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

Colebrooke Early Origins



The surname Colebrooke 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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Colebrooke Spelling Variations


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Colebrooke Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Colebrooke have been found, including Colebrooke, Colbrook, Collbrook, Colebroke, Colbroke, Collbroke and many more.

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Colebrooke Early History


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Colebrooke Early History



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

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Colebrooke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Colebrooke Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Colebrooke 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Colebrooke, or a variant listed above:

Colebrooke Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Harriet Colebrooke, who settled in Maryland in 1775

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Contemporary Notables of the name Colebrooke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Colebrooke (post 1700)



  • Henry Thomas Colebrooke (1765-1837), English Orientalist

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Colebrooke Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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    The Colebrooke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Colebrooke 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 27 June 2012 at 13:25.

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