When Stephen Andrew Brooks was born on 12 August 1941, in Robeson, North Carolina, United States, his father, John J Brooks, was 41 and his mother, Lela Hammonds, was 36. He died on 20 December 1962, in Pembroke, Robeson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 21, and was buried in Lumberton, Robeson, North Carolina, 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 .