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Brooks Genealogy and Brooks Family History Information

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  • 1st wife of Henry Brooks, of Woburn (c.1592 - c.1649)
    His 1st wife died about the time Henry Brooks moved to Woburn. She was the mother of all his children. Her maiden name is sometimes given as Wheeler, but that seems a confusion with the wife of his bro...
  • 1st wife of William Brooks (c.1620 - 1659)
    According to Savage and Deane, [William Brooks of Scituate] married (1), by 1644, the widow Susanna Dunham, but no such person is found in Plymouth colony records. Torrey alludes to an unidentified 1st...
  • Major Aaron Brooks (1762 - 1847)
  • Abigail Stebbins (1665 - 1746)
  • Abigail Preston (Brooks) (1665 - 1746)
    BIRTH: Descendants of Rowland Stebbins has birth in Springfield, Massachusetts. BIOGRAPHY: Of Billerica, Massachusetts. DEATH: Jacobus has death in 1720. Solomon Stebbins, Russell Hitchcock and Ste...

About the Brooks surname

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Brooks is a surname of English origin, that is thought to have been derived from the condition of residing near a stream (or brook). The Hundred Rolls, a late thirteenth century census of England and part of Wales, contains many uses of "Broke" and variants "Brock" and "Brok" as a surname. The word "brook" derives from the Old English "broc" and appears in the Medieval predecessors of "Brooks" such as "Ate-Broc" and "Atte-Broc". The surname is also found among English-speaking Ashkenazi Jews, deriving from the male Hebrew given name Boruch, meaning "blessed", a derivation that may also have contributed to its origins in medieval England and Wales. The surname arrived in North America from England in the mid-seventeenth century.