Brook Family History
Brook Name Meaning
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). 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). Americanized form of Dutch Broek: topographic name from broek a cognate of 2 above. Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Bruck or German Bruch .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press