name Ludbrook was established when the family resided in the village of Ladbrooke. Ludbrook 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 Ludbrook family
The surname Ludbrook 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 Ludbrook family
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Ludbrook Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Ludbrook include Ladbrook, Ladbrooke, Ladbroke, Lodbroc, Lodbrooke, Lodbrook, Lathbrook and many more.
Early Notables of the Ludbrook family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ludbrook family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Ludbrook 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..
Historic Events for the Ludbrook family
- Henry Ludbrook (d. 1945), British Stoker Petty Officer aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html