When Peter Brock was born on 3 April 1782, in Gustaf Adolf Helsingborg, Malmöhus, Sweden, his father, Mathias Brock, was 32 and his mother, Helena Maja Pettersson Von Der Luft, was 30. He married Anna Pehrsdotter on 30 May 1804. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Börringe, Svedala, Skåne, Sweden in 1782. He died on 29 July 1840, in Skurup, Malmöhus, Sweden, at the age of 58.
English, Scottish, and North German: variant of Brook .
English and Scandinavian: nickname for a person supposedly resembling a badger, from Middle English brok(ke) ‘badger’ (Old English brocc) and Danish brok (a word of Celtic origin; compare Welsh broch, Cornish brogh, Irish broc). In the Middle Ages badgers were regarded as unpleasant creatures.
Dutch and Flemish: from a personal name, a short form of Brockert .