Brooks Family History

Meaning of surname: Brooks

Brooks is a surname of Germanic/French origin, that is thought to have been derived from the condition of either residing near a stream (or brook).[2] The first known reference to the name "Brooks" comes from one of the barons (deBruc) who accompanied William the Conqueror (1066) in the invasion of Britain. The word "brook" derives from the Old English broc and appears in the Medieval predecessors of "Brooks" such as "Ate-Broc" and "Atte-Broc".[2][3][4] The surname arrived in North America from England in the mid-seventeenth century.[2]

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