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The origins of the Holbrook name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Holbrook was originally derived from a family having lived in the region of Holbrook in Suffolk. The surname Holbrook originally referred to a "sunken stream"or "hollow brook", "brook in a hollow" in Old English. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
"Holbrook is an ancient surname in the east of England. As Holebrok we find it six centuries ago in Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Suffolk, and also in Northamptonshire. There are parishes, et c., named Holbrook in the counties of Derby, Warwick, Gloucester, Dorset, and Sussex." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.


Holbrook Early Origins



The surname Holbrook was first found in Suffolk at Holbrook, a parish, in the incorporation and hundred of Samford or at Holbrook in Derbyshire, a chapelry, in the parish of Duffield, union of Belper, hundred of Appletree. Both locations are listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Holebroc [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Literally, the place name means "hollow brook, brook in a hollow," from the Old English words "hol" + "broc." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
"Holbrook Hall is a fine old mansion, surrounded with 300 acres of land" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
built in the 17th century. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 include some of the first entries for the family: William de Holebrok, Lincolnshire; Richard de Holebrokke, Suffolk; and Roger de Holebrokke, Nottinghamshire. [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Kirby's Quest listed Isota Holebrok, in Somerset, temp. 1 Edward III. [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
Later the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 listed William Holbroke. [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Holbrook Spelling Variations


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Holbrook Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Holbrook include Holbrook, Holbrow, Holbrooks, Holbroake and many more.

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Holbrook Early History


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Holbrook Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holbrook research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1189, 1622 and 1635 are included under the topic Early Holbrook History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Holbrook Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Holbrook Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Holbrook In Ireland


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Holbrook In Ireland



Some of the Holbrook family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Holbrook Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Holbrook settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1630
  • Thomas Holbrook, who landed in Braintree, Massachusetts in 1645
  • William Holbrook, who arrived in Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1647
  • Richard Holbrook, who arrived in New England in 1648

Holbrook Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Holbrook, who landed in New England in 1710
  • Jacob Holbrook, who arrived in Georgia in 1745

Holbrook Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • W Holbrook, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Holbrook Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Holbrook arrived in Glenelg Roads aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1838 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The PESTONJEE BOMANJEE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PestonjeeBomanjee.htm
  • Hannah Holbrook arrived in Glenelg Roads aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1838 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The PESTONJEE BOMANJEE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PestonjeeBomanjee.htm
  • Harriett Holbrook arrived in Glenelg Roads aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1838 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The PESTONJEE BOMANJEE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PestonjeeBomanjee.htm
  • George Holbrook, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sea Queen" in 1850
  • George Holbrook, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Sea Queen"

Holbrook Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Holbrook, aged 44, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Fanny Holbrook, aged 34, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Jane Holbrook, aged 9, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Emily Holbrook, aged 7, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Ernest Holbrook, aged 4, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Holbrook (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Holbrook (post 1700)



  • Herman Lindsay "Duff" Holbrook (1923-2015), American wildlife biologist, forester, and outdoorsman, a leading expert on the wild turkey
  • Brigadier-General Willard Ames Jr. Holbrook (1898-1988), American Commanding General 11th Armored Division (1945)
  • Lucius Roy Holbrook (1875-1952), American Major General, commander of the United States Army's Philippine Department (1936 to 1938)
  • John Edwards Holbrook (1794-1871), American zoologist, herpetologist, physician, and naturalist
  • Bobbie Sue Holbrook, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1996
  • Bert Holbrook, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Marquette County, 1948
  • Art Holbrook, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives from Jasper County 3rd District, 1950
  • Amory Holbrook, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Oregon, 1850-53
  • Carl Holbrook, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 10th District, 1932
  • Charles E. Holbrook, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 26th District, 1978
  • ... (Another 44 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Holbrook


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Suggested Readings for the name Holbrook



  • Colonial Holbrook Lines of America: An Overview of Research Findings With an Accounting of All Holbrook Found in the Records by J.C. Holbrooks.
  • Five Families-Morse, Holbrook, Brown, Wright, Perrine by Bianca Morse Frederico.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  3. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  4. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  5. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  6. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The PESTONJEE BOMANJEE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PestonjeeBomanjee.htm

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  11. ...

The Holbrook Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holbrook 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.

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