Ladbrooke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Anglo-Saxon name Ladbrooke was established when the family resided in the village of Ladbrooke. Ladbrooke 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." 
Early Origins of the Ladbrooke family
The surname Ladbrooke 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.  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.  Literally the place name probably means "brook used for divination," from the Old English words "hlod" + "broc."  Ladbroke Hall is a country house built late in the 17th century now converted into residential apartments.
Early History of the Ladbrooke family
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Ladbrooke 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 Ladbrooke include Ladbrook, Ladbrooke, Ladbroke, Lodbroc, Lodbrooke, Lodbrook, Lathbrook and many more.
Early Notables of the Ladbrooke family (pre 1700)
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Ladbrooke migration to the United States +
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:
Ladbrooke Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Ladbrooke, who arrived in Virginia in 1657
- John Ladbrooke, who landed in Virginia in 1657 
Ladbrooke Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Anne Ladbrooke, who settled in Virginia in 1713
Ladbrooke 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:
Ladbrooke Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- J W F Ladbrooke, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Mandarin
- J. W. F. Ladbrooke, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Mandarin" in 1841
- Miss Richenda Ladbrooke, (b. 1857), aged 1 year 6 months, English settler from Suffolk travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st September 1858 
- Mr. Jacob Ladbrooke, (b. 1818), aged 40, English farm bailiff from Suffolk travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st September 1858 
- Mrs. Eliza Ladbrooke, (b. 1826), aged 32, English settler from Suffolk travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st September 1858 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Ladbrooke (post 1700) +
- Henry Ladbrooke (1800-1870), English landscape painter, first son of Robert Ladbrooke
- Robert Ladbrooke (1769-1842), English landscape painter, who rose from humble beginnings to an exhibitor at the Royal Academy
- John Berney Ladbrooke (1803-1879), English landscape painter, third son of Robert Ladbrooke
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- ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ 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)
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html