name Lodbrooke was established when the family resided in the village of Ladbrooke. Lodbrooke 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 Lodbrooke family
The surname Lodbrooke 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 Lodbrooke family
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Lodbrooke Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Lodbrooke has undergone many spelling variations
, including Ladbrook, Ladbrooke, Ladbroke, Lodbroc, Lodbrooke, Lodbrook, Lathbrook and many more.
Early Notables of the Lodbrooke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lodbrooke family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Lodbrooke were among those contributors: 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..