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Holbrook Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Derbyshire, Dorset, and Suffolk, so called from Old English hol ‘hollow’, ‘sunken’ + broc ‘stream’. The name has probably absorbed the Dutch surname van Hoobroek, found in London in the early 17th century, and possibly a similar Low German surname (Holbrock or Halbrock). Several American bearers of the name in the 1880 census give their place of birth as Oldenburg or Hannover, Germany.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Hornbrook, Seabrook, Holroyd, Brook, Benbrook, Holtrop, Holton

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Holbrook Family Origin

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Holbrook Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • At School

    7%
  • Brick Layer

    7%
  • Merchant

    7%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Holbrook family was Merchant. The most common Holbrook occupation in Canada was Farmer. 21% of Holbrook's were Farmers. Farmer, At School and Brick Layer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Holbrook.

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