Lodbroc History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Anglo-Saxon name Lodbroc was established when the family resided in the village of Ladbrooke. Lodbroc 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 Lodbroc family
The surname Lodbroc 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.
Important Dates for the Lodbroc family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lodbroc 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 Lodbroc History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lodbroc Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Lodbroc has been spelled many different ways, including Ladbrook, Ladbrooke, Ladbroke, Lodbroc, Lodbrooke, Lodbrook, Lathbrook and many more.
Early Notables of the Lodbroc family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lodbroc family
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Lodbrocs to arrive in North America: Richard Ladbroke, who settled in Virginia in 1674; John Ladbrooke, who arrived in Virginia in 1657; Anne Ladbrooke, who came to Virginia in 1713; as well as David and Maria Ladbroke, who came to West New Jersey in 1772..
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- ^ 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)