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.
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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Early History of the Seabrook family
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.
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.
Migration of the Seabrook family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
- 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
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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, 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" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Tuesday 26th June 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Taymouth Castle 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/taymouthcastle1855.shtml.
- Elizabeth Seabrook (aged 30), a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aurora"
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