First name origin & meaning:
Old English: Badger
First name variations: Braxton, Brocton, Broc, Brocleigh, Brok, Broque
Last name origins & meanings:
- English, Scottish, and North German: variant of Brook.
- English, Scottish, and Scandinavian: nickname for a person
supposedly resembling a badger, Middle English broc(k) (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
- English: nickname from Old French broque,
brock ‘young stag’.
- Dutch: from a personal name, a
short form of Brockaert .
- South German: nickname for a stout and strong man from Middle High
German brocke ‘lump’, ‘piece’.
(Ashkenazic): probably an acronymic family name from Jewish Aramaic
bar- or Hebrew ben- ‘son of’, and the first letter of
each part of a Yiddish double male personal name. Compare
- Jewish (from Poland): habitational name from Brok, a
place in Poland.
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