brook

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: topographic name for someone who lived by a brook or stream, from Middle Englisk brook, Old English brōc ‘brook’, ‘stream’.
  2. 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).
  3. Americanized spelling of German and Jewish Bruck or German Bruch.
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