name Lodbrok was established when the family resided in the village of Ladbrooke. Lodbrok 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early Origins of the Lodbrok family
The surname Lodbrok 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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. 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 probably means "brook used for divination," from the Old English words "hlod" + "broc." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Ladbroke Hall is a country house built late in the 17th century now converted into residential apartments.
Early History of the Lodbrok family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lodbrok research.Another 385 words (28 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 Lodbrok History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lodbrok Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Lodbrok are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Lodbrok include: Ladbrook, Ladbrooke, Ladbroke, Lodbroc, Lodbrooke, Lodbrook, Lathbrook and many more.
Early Notables of the Lodbrok family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lodbrok family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Lodbrok 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..