ladbroke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name ladbroke was established when the family resided in the village of Ladbrooke. ladbroke is a habitation name from the broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. However, one source claims that it may have originally been derived from a personal name as in "it was the daughter of Lodbrok the Dane who wove the famous Raven Standard, which always announced victory to the Scandinavian marauders by fluttering like a living bird." [1]

Early Origins of the ladbroke family

The surname ladbroke was first found in Warwickshire, at Ladbroke, a village and civil parish about 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Southam in the hundred of Knightlow. [2] This ancient Saxon village dates back to 998 when it was first listed as Hlodbroc. By the time of the Domesday Book of 1086, the place name was listed as Lodbroc. [3] Literally the place name probably means "brook used for divination," from the Old English words "hlod" + "broc." [4] Ladbroke Hall is a country house built late in the 17th century now converted into residential apartments.

Early History of the ladbroke family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our ladbroke research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1156, 1273, 1273, 1351, 1618, 1627, 1662, 1743, 1748, 1768 and 1747 are included under the topic Early ladbroke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

ladbroke Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the ladbroke family name include Ladbrook, Ladbrooke, Ladbroke, Lodbroc, Lodbrooke, Lodbrook, Lathbrook and many more.

Early Notables of the ladbroke family (pre 1700)

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United States ladbroke migration to the United States +

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the ladbroke surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

ladbroke Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Richard Ladbroke, who settled in Virginia in 1674
ladbroke Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • David and Maria Ladbroke, who settled in West New Jersey in 1772

New Zealand ladbroke migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

ladbroke Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Ladbroke, aged 25, a mason, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
  • Mary Ladbroke, aged 24, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
  • Mr. Ladbroke, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Mandarin" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 21st May 1841 [5]
  • William Ladbroke, aged 23, a shepherd, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • Eliza Ladbroke, aged 22, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842

Contemporary Notables of the name ladbroke (post 1700) +

  • James Weller Ladbroke (d. 1847), English landowner and the principal developer of the Ladbroke Estate, nephew of Richard Ladbroke
  • Richard Ladbroke, English landowner from Tadworth Court, Surrey who founded Ladbroke Estate, Notting Hill, London
  • Felix Calvert Ladbroke (1771-1840), English banker and amateur cricketer

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, 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. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from on Facebook
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