Lodbrock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Anglo-Saxon name Lodbrock was established when the family resided in the village of Ladbrooke. Lodbrock 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 Lodbrock family
The surname Lodbrock 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 Lodbrock family
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Lodbrock 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 Lodbrock have been found, including Ladbrook, Ladbrooke, Ladbroke, Lodbroc, Lodbrooke, Lodbrook, Lathbrook and many more.
Early Notables of the Lodbrock family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lodbrock family
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 Lodbrock, or a variant listed above: 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)