name Swarbrooke comes from the family having resided in an area known as Swarbrick found in the parish of Kirkham in the county of Lancashire
. The surname was originally derived from the Old Norman byname svartrbrekka
when translated means the dweller on the black slope.
The surname Swarbrooke is a habitation
name that was originally derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. The surname originated as a means of identifying individuals from a particular area.
Early Origins of the Swarbrooke family
The surname Swarbrooke was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century in the area of Wimmerleigh or Wimmerley in Lancashire
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Swarbrooke family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Swarbrooke research.Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1530, 1581, 1622 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Swarbrooke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Swarbrooke Spelling Variations
Swarbrooke has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Swarbrick, Swarbrigg, Swartbrick, Swartbrigg, Swartbrecke, Swartbreck, Swartbregg, Swarbrooke and many more.
Early Notables of the Swarbrooke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Swarbrooke family to Ireland
Some of the Swarbrooke family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Swarbrooke family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Swarbrookes to arrive on North American shores:
Swarbrooke Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Dorothy Swarbrooke, who settled in Maryland in 1661
- Dorothy Swarbrooke, who arrived in Maryland in 1661 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)