When Ann Brooks was born in 1782, in Plymouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom, her father, Christopher Brook, was 40 and her mother, Grace Collins, was 36. She married James Marchbanks on 29 March 1800, in Plymouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters.
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 .