When William Edward Brooks was born on 24 October 1872, in Saint Andrews, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, John A Brooks, was 24 and his mother, Ann Caroll, was -38. He married Caroline Ricks on 27 November 1892, in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1881 and Portland City Election Precinct 170, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1940. He died on 31 October 1943, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, 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 .