name Lodbrook was established when the family resided in the village of Ladbrooke. Lodbrook 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 Lodbrook family
The surname Lodbrook 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 Lodbrook family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lodbrook 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 Lodbrook History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lodbrook Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Lodbrook include Ladbrook, Ladbrooke, Ladbroke, Lodbroc, Lodbrooke, Lodbrook, Lathbrook and many more.
Early Notables of the Lodbrook family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lodbrook family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Lodbrook were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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..