Brock Family History
Brock Name Meaning
English Scottish and North German: variant of Brook . English and Scandinavian: nickname for a person supposedly resembling a badger from Middle English brok(ke) ‘badger’ (Old English brocc) and Danish brok (a word of Celtic origin; compare Welsh broch Cornish brogh Irish broc). In the Middle Ages badgers were regarded as unpleasant creatures. Dutch and Flemish: from a personal name a short form of Brockert . Dutch and Flemish: topographic name a variant of Broek ‘water meadow flood plain’ (see Vandenbroek ). South German: nickname for a stout and strong man from Middle High German brocke ‘lump piece’. North German: topographic name for someone who lived near a marsh (compare standard German Bruch) from Middle Low German brōk ‘swamp moor’ or a habitational name from any of various places called Broch and Brock. This surname is also found in Denmark.7: Jewish (Ashkenazic): probably an acronymic surname from the first letters of Hebrew ben rabi ‘son of rabbi’ and of each part of a Yiddish double male personal name; see also Brill .8: Jewish (from Poland): habitational name from Brok a place in Poland.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022