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The name Sambrook was brought to England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Sambrook family lived in Shropshire. Their name is derived from the Old English word Semebre, and indicates that the original bearer of the name lived near a sandy stream.

Sambrook Early Origins



The surname Sambrook was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Sambrook in that shire. Conjecturally the family name is descended from Turold, a Norman noble, who held the village of Sambrook at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
a census of England initiated by Duke William of Normandy in 1086, after his conquest of England at Hastings in 1066 A.D. Turold held the village of Sambrook from his tenant-in-chief, the overlord, Earl Roger. The original Saxon name of the village, pre conquest, was Semembre, and the village consisted of a Mill and a few houses.

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Sambrook Spelling Variations


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Sambrook Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Semembre, Sambrook, Sambrooke, Sembrooke, Sembrook, Sanbrook, Sanbrooke, Sandbrooke, Sandbrook and many more.

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Sambrook Early History


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Sambrook Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sambrook research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1650, 1715, and 1754 are included under the topic Early Sambrook History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sambrook Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sambrook Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Sambrook Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Sambrook or a variant listed above:

Sambrook Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sand Sambrook, who arrived in Virginia in 1706

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sambrook (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sambrook (post 1700)



  • Andrew John "Andy" Sambrook (b. 1979), English semi-professional footballer
  • Joseph Frank Sambrook (b. 1939), British molecular biologist
  • Richard Sambrook (b. 1956), British Vice Chairman and Chief Content Officer of the Edelman public relations agency
  • Gordon Hartley Sambrook, Company Director, Managing Director, Personnel, Social and Regional Policy, British Steel Corp. London

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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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