Brock


Brock
This most interesting and unusual surname is of Anglo-Saxon and Old French origin, and has three possible derivations. The first and most likely is that it originated as a nickname for one who resembled a badger, from the Olde English pre 7th Century word "brocc", meaning, a badger. It was perhaps given also to a vexing or mischievous person. Secondly, the name may have derived from the Old French "broque" or "brocke", a young stag, perhaps a nickname for a young, enthusiastic person, full of life. The third possibility is that the name is of English topographical origin for a person who lived by a stream from the Olde English word "broc", meaning a brook. There is also a river called "Brock" in Lancashire, which originated from "broc". One Richard Brock appeared in the 1275 Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire. Daniel de Lisle Brock (1762 - 1842) was bailiff of Guernsey and represented the interests of the island in London. His brother Sir Isaac (1769 - 1812), a Major-General, having served in the West Indies, Holland and Baltic region, was killed in an engagement with General Van Rennselaer at Queenstown, Canada. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Joel le Broc, which was dated 1222, in the "Calendar of Patent Rolls of Essex", during the reign of King Henry 111, known as "The Frenchman", 1216 - 1272. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Brock — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Adolf Brock (* 1932), deutscher Gewerkschafter und Theoretiker der Arbeiterbildung Bazon Brock (* 1936), deutscher Künstler und Hochschullehrer Bill Brock (* 1930), US amerikanischer Politiker Calvin Brock …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Brock — may mean: * Brock University, a comprehensive university located in St. Catharines, Ontario * Brockenhurst College, a six form college in Hampshire, UK * Brock High School, a high school in Brock, Ontario * Brock Badgers, the athletic teams that… …   Wikipedia

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  • brock — brock; brock·age; brock·ed; brock·en; brock·et; brock·le face; …   English syllables

  • Brock — Brock, n. [AS. broc, fr. W. broch; akin to Ir. & Gael. broc, Corn. & Armor. broch; cf. Ir. & Gael. breac speckled.] (Zo[ o]l.) A badger. [1913 Webster] Or with pretense of chasing thence the brock. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brock — Brock, NE U.S. village in Nebraska Population (2000): 162 Housing Units (2000): 77 Land area (2000): 0.310905 sq. miles (0.805241 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.310905 sq. miles (0.805241 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Brock, NE — U.S. village in Nebraska Population (2000): 162 Housing Units (2000): 77 Land area (2000): 0.310905 sq. miles (0.805241 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.310905 sq. miles (0.805241 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Brock — Brock, n. [See {Brocket}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A brocket. Bailey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brock — Brock, Gemeinde, s. Brackwede Brock …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Brock [1] — Brock (Schiffb.), so v.w. Brohk 1) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Brock [2] — Brock. 1) Stadt am Bug, im Kreise Pultusk des russischen Gouvernements Plock (Polen); 900 Ew.; 2) District im Gouvernement Ober Canada (Britisch Nordamerika); 19,000 Ew.; 65,000 cultivirte u. 240,000 uncultivirte Acker Ländereien; Producte:… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon