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The name Washbrook was carried to England in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Washbrook family lived at Waseborne in Devon.

Washbrook Early Origins



The surname Washbrook was first found in Devon where it is related the family took their name from Waseborne in that county soon after the Norman Conquest in 1066. This village was granted to Hermer from Gotshelm. By the end of the 11th century they had branched to Worcestershire where they became a family great consequence. They were generations of Knights at the Manor at the Washbournes intermarried with the distinguished families of Zouch, Corbett, Wysham, Blount and the Earls of Warwick. Sir Roger Washbourne is the first on record.

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Washbrook Spelling Variations


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Washbrook Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Washbourne, Washburn, Washborne, Washborn and others.

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Washbrook Early History


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Washbrook Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Washbrook research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1631, 1606, 1687 and 1654 are included under the topic Early Washbrook History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Washbrook Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Washbrook Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Washbrook 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Washbrook Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Selina Washbrook, aged 20, a servant, arrived in Westland aboard the ship "Gainsborough" in 1878

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Washbrook Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Washbrook 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 18 May 2016 at 05:38.

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