When John Henry Brooks was born on 28 October 1856, in Jasper, Georgia, United States, his father, Russell Brooks, was 48 and his mother, Tabitha Elliott, was 24. He married Joanna B Smith on 18 March 1875, in Newton, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Georgia, United States in 1870 and District 1071, Taylor, Georgia, United States in 1920. He died on 8 August 1934, in Coweta, Georgia, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Jenkinsburg, Butts, Georgia, 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 .