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Origin and popularity of the name BROOK

Origin

Brook : 1: English: topographic name for someone who lived by a brook stream water-meadows or low marshy ground from Middle English brook Old English brōc ‘brook stream’; or a habitational name from any of various places called with this word such as Brook (Kent Rutland) or Brooke (Norfolk).2: North German: topographic name for someone who lived by a water meadow or marsh from Low German brook (cognate with German Bruch ‘swamp’ and Old English brōc; see 1 above).3: Americanized form of Dutch Broek: topographic name from broek a cognate of 2 above.4: Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Bruck or German Bruch.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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