Seabrook History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Seabrook surname lived in Sebright in the county of Essex which was later known as Great Seabright in Great Beddow in Essex. This surname is also of patronymic origin in that it was originally derived from the baptismal name Seabert, taken from the Old English personal name Saebeorht.

Sebert, Saberet or Saba (died 616?) was the first Christian king of the East- Saxons, son of Sledda, king of the East- Saxons. Sebert is said to have founded Westminster Abbey, but this is a late legend. "In 1308 a tomb, said to be that of Sebert, was opened in Westminster Abbey for the purpose of translating the relics, and the right hand and forearm of the body were found undecayed." [1]

Early Origins of the Seabrook family

The surname Seabrook was first found in Essex where "William Sebright of Sebright, in Much Beddow, living in the reign of Henry II is the ancestor of this ancient family who removed into this county (Worcestershire) at a very early period." [2]

Early History of the Seabrook family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Seabrook research. Another 73 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1585, 1658, 1645, 1679, 1668, 1702, 1692, 1736, 1706, 1764, 1729 and 1796 are included under the topic Early Seabrook History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Seabrook Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Seabrook are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Seabrook include: Seabright, Sebright, Seabricks, Sebricks and others.

Early Notables of the Seabrook family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Sir Edward Sebright, 1st Baronet (c. 1585-c. 1658) of Besford in the County of Worcester, High Sheriff of Worcestershire; Sir Edward Sebright, 2nd Baronet (c. 1645-1679); Sir Edward Sebright, 3rd Baronet (1668-1702)...
Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Seabrook Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Seabrook migration to the United States +

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Seabrook or a variant listed above:

Seabrook Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Sarah Seabrook, aged 32, who landed in America in 1821 [3]
  • A.J. Seabrook, aged 24, who settled in America from London, in 1893
Seabrook Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Ava Gould Seabrook, aged 35, who immigrated to America, in 1907
  • Dorothy Seabrook, aged 29, who settled in America from London, England, in 1907
  • Edna May Seabrook, aged 3, who immigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Flora Mary Seabrook, aged 36, who immigrated to America from Chelmsford, England, in 1909
  • Esther M. Seabrook, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Seabrook migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Seabrook Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Fedelia Seabrook, aged 26, who immigrated to Vancouver B.C., Canada, in 1910
  • Francis H. Seabrook, aged 34, who immigrated to Vancouver B.C., Canada, in 1910
  • Elisabeth Seabrook, aged 38, who immigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1919

Australia Seabrook migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Seabrook Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Henry William Seabrook, a carpenter, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Joseph Seabrook, aged 33, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Taymouth Castle" [4]
  • Elizabeth Seabrook (aged 30), a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aurora"

New Zealand Seabrook migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Seabrook Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Seabrook, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Kenilworth" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 2nd May 1857 [5]
  • Mrs. Seabrook, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Kenilworth" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 2nd May 1857 [5]
  • Miss Anne Seabrook, (b. 1836), aged 30, British domestic servant travelling from Gravesend, UK aboard the ship "Bombay" arriving in Lyttelton, South Island, New Zealand on 18th August 1866 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Seabrook (post 1700) +

  • Whitemarsh Benjamin Seabrook (1793-1855), American politician, 63rd Governor of South Carolina (1848 to 1850)
  • Gay Seabrook (1901-1970), American film, and Broadway actress
  • Andrea Seabrook (b. 1974), American radio reporter for National Public Radio (NPR)
  • Jordan Seabrook (b. 1987), American soccer player
  • Alfred Charles Seabrook (1867-1939), Australian politician
  • Keith Seabrook (b. 1988), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player
  • Brent Seabrook (b. 1985), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey defenceman


  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 26th June 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Taymouth Castle 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/taymouthcastle1855.shtml.
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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