Holbrook Family History
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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