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  • 1st wife of Henry Brooks, of Woburn (c.1592 - bef.1651)
    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, of Scituate (c.1620 - bef.1665)
    Susanna Brooks Susanna Hatherly aka Hanford was born in 1615 in Devon, England [father unknown] and [mother unknown] [sibling%28s%29 unknown]. She married William Brooks in 1659 in Plymouth, Pl...
  • Major Aaron Brooks (1762 - 1847)
  • Abigail Brooks (1754 - d.)
  • Abigail Preston (1667 - 1746)
    Biography Abigail/3w Brooks, born at Woburn, Massachusetts,1, removed with her family to Swansea, where she married, 16 Oct 1695, Levi/2 Preston, son of Roger/1 Preston and Martha (–?–).2,3 Sister ...

About the Brooks surname


A primarily English/British surname, it means "many streams".

Brooks Name Meaning English: from the possessive case of Brook (i.e. ‘of the brook’).

Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames. Americanized spelling of German Brucks.