The name ‘Brock’ originates from England and Germany. It is derived from the Low German variant and gocnate of ‘Brook’. It is also derived from the English nickname for a person supposedly resembling a badger, from the Middle English word ‘broc(k) (Old English ‘brocc’, of Celtic origin; Welsh ‘broch’, Cornwall ‘brogh’, Irish ‘bruic’). In the Middle Ages badgers were regarded as unpleasant creatures. Variant´s: ‘Brockman’, ‘Brocker’, ‘Brockmann’, ‘Tombrock’, ‘Brok’, ‘Brockman(n)’, ‘Brockmon’. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Brock’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘Gilbert Le Brok’, from Oxfordshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘William Brock’, aged 23, a labourer by trade, from the city of London, England, emigrated to North America in 1774. He sailed from the Port of London aboard the ship named the ‘Eliz… Coat of arms: Gules on a chief argent lion pass …
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