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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. Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. This is a little surprising, given the popularity of biblical figures in the Christian countries of Europe. Nevertheless, surnames derived from baptismal names grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, and have become one of the foremost sources for surnames.

Seabrook Early Origins



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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

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Seabrook Spelling Variations


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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.

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Seabrook Early History


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Seabrook Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Seabrook research. Another 145 words (10 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.

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Seabrook Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Seabrook Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. 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, landed in America in 1821
  • 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 emigrated to America, in 1907
  • Dorothy Seabrook, aged 29, who settled in America from London, England, in 1907
  • Edna May Seabrook, aged 3, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Flora Mary Seabrook, aged 36, who emigrated to America from Chelmsford, England, in 1909
  • Esther M. Seabrook, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Seabrook Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Fedelia Seabrook, aged 26, who emigrated to Vancouver B. c., Canada, in 1910
  • Francis H. Seabrook, aged 34, who emigrated to Vancouver B.C., Canada, in 1910
  • Elisabeth Seabrook, aged 38, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1919

Seabrook Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry William Seabrook, a carpenter, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Joseph Seabrook, aged 33, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Taymouth Castle"
  • Elizabeth Seabrook (aged 30), a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aurora"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Seabrook (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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The Seabrook Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Seabrook Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 25 August 2016 at 04:01.

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