When John Lorenzo Brooks was born on 5 September 1857, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, his father, Henry Saul Brooks, was 23 and his mother, Harriet Horsfall, was 24. He married Permelia Jane Gentry on 11 April 1880. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Tintic Junction, Juab, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 11 April 1917, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Provo, Utah, Utah, 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 .