When Carl Arthur Brooks was born on 15 June 1890, in Thorntown, Sugar Creek Township, Boone, Indiana, United States, his father, John William Brooks, was 23 and his mother, Nancy M Hampton, was 18. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Frances P Dienhart. He lived in Colfax, Perry Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 21 December 1959, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, 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 .