When Wenona Brooks was born in 1871, in Michigan, United States, her father, George Harris Brooks, was 32 and her mother, Isabelle Collier, was 28. She married Herman Endriss on 21 December 1891, in Saginaw, Michigan, United States. She lived in Detroit Ward 3, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States for about 30 years. She died on 14 June 1944, in Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, 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 .