Last name origins & meanings:
- English: topographic name for someone who lived by a brook or
stream, from Middle Englisk brook, Old English brōc
- North German and Dutch: topographic name for
someone who lived by a water meadow or marsh, from Low German
brook, Dutch broek (cognate with German Bruch and
Old English brōc; see 1).
- Americanized spelling of
German and Jewish Bruck or German Bruch.
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