When Philander Caleb Brooks was born in 1858, in Victoria, Knox, Illinois, United States, his father, Caleb Brooks, was 31 and his mother, Lucy May Porter, was 20. He married Susan M. Middleton on 6 July 1879, in Webster, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Cedar Township, Calhoun, Iowa, United States in 1880. He died on 21 July 1925, in Major, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Rusk Cemetery, Rusk, Major, Oklahoma, United States.
English: usually a variant of Brook , with excrescent -s. The optional addition of -s, with no grammatical function, is usually post-medieval, but some examples of the same person's name occurring with and without -(e)s have been noted as early as the 14th century in South Lancashire. The -es in such cases probably has neither a plural nor a genitival function, and the name means ‘dweller at the brook’, not ‘dweller at the brooks’. A plural sense cannot be ruled out elsewhere, but a non-grammatical -(e)s must also be considered a strong possibility.
Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.
Americanized form of German Brucks .