When Olive Brooks was born on 23 June 1897, in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama, United States, her father, Stewart Augustus Brooks, was 29 and her mother, Emma Mary Conner, was 29. She lived in Election Precinct 30 Dauphin Island, Mobile, Alabama, United States in 1920. She died on 22 January 1985, in Berryville, Clarke, Virginia, United States, at the age of 87.
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 .
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