Lodbroke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Anglo-Saxon name Lodbroke was established when the family resided in the village of Ladbrooke. Lodbroke 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 Lodbroke family
The surname Lodbroke 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 Lodbroke family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lodbroke 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 Lodbroke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lodbroke 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 Lodbroke include Ladbrook, Ladbrooke, Ladbroke, Lodbroc, Lodbrooke, Lodbrook, Lathbrook and many more.
Early Notables of the Lodbroke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lodbroke family
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: 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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