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"BROOK, BROOKE. The first form recorded in Aberdeen. Thomas Bruke was admitted burgess there in 1483 (NSCM., i, p. 30). Local from residence by a brook. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Some Famous People with the surname of Brooke

Wikipedia Rupert Chawner Brooke (middle name sometimes given as Chaucer) (3 August 1887 ? 23 April 1915) was an English poet known for his idealistic war sonnets written during the First World War (especially "The Soldier"); however, he never experienced combat at first hand.
Wikipedia Annette Lesley Brooke (born 7 June 1947) is a British politician.
Wikipedia Zinzan Valentine Brooke (born Murray Zinzan Brooke on February 14, 1965; changed name by deed poll) is a former New Zealand rugby union footballer who played at.
Wikipedia Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, "de jure" 13th Baron Latimer and 5th Baron Willoughby de Broke (3 October 1554 ? 30 September 1628), known before 1621 as Sir Fulke Greville, was an Elizabethan poet, dramatist, and statesman.
Wikipedia Henry Brooke (1703 ? October 10, 1783) was a novelist and dramatist.
Wikipedia Stopford Augustus Brooke (14 November 1832 ? 18 March 1916) was an Irish churchman and writer.
Wikipedia James Anson Otho Brooke (February 3 1884 ? October 29, 1914) was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Wikipedia Hillary Brooke (September 8, 1914 ? May 25, 1999), was an American film actress best known for her work in Abbott and Costello and Sherlock Holmes films.
Wikipedia Colonel Sir Robert Brooke (1744?1811), Lieutenant-Colonel in the army of Bengal and Governor of the island of St Helena from 1788 to 1800.
Wikipedia John Rutter (or Ruller) Brooke (July 21, 1838 ? September 5, 1926) was a major general in the United States Army during both the American Civil War and the Spanish American War.
Wikipedia Robert Brooke was born in Virginia, 1761, son of Richard Brooke, and grandson of Robert Brooke, a skilled surveyor, who had been one of Lt.
Wikipedia Bunney Brooke (9 January 1921 Golden Square, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia ? 2 April 2000, Sydney, New South Wales) was an Australian actor best known for her television acting roles including the long-running role of Flo Patterson in soap opera "Number 96" in the 1970s.
Wikipedia Will Brooke worked as chief of staff to U.
Wikipedia Walker Brooke (December 25, 1813 ? February 18, 1869) was a United States Senator from Mississippi.
Wikipedia Leonard Leslie Brooke (1862 ? 1940) was a British artist and writer who was born on 24 September 1862, in Birkenhead, England.
Wikipedia Percy Brooke (born 1893 in Kidsgrove) was an English professional football left-back.
Wikipedia Arthur Brooke (1845 ? 13 April 1918) was the founder of The Brooke Bond Tea Company.
Wikipedia Gerald Brooke was a British teacher who taught Russian.
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Wikipedia Bernard Brooke is a first class cricketer who played 2 matches for Yorkshire County Cricket Club in 1950, against M.
Wikipedia James Bettner Brooke (born February 21, 1955 in New York City) is an American journalist who currently works for Bloomberg News.
Wikipedia Richard Brooke (died 1569) bought the manor of Norton, near Runcorn, Cheshire from Henry VIII in 1545 following the dissolution of the monasteries.
Wikipedia Garry James Brooke (born 24 November 1960) Bethnal Green, London) is a former professional footballer who played for Tottenham Hotspur, Norwich City, FC Groningen, Wimbledon, Stoke City and Brentford before moving into non-league football.
Wikipedia Francis Theophilius Brooke J.
Wikipedia Sian Brooke (born Sian Phillips in Lichfield in 1980) is an English actress, known for portraying Laura in "All About George" and Lori in "Cape Wrath".
Wikipedia Ashlynn Brooke (born August 14, 1985 in Choctaw, Oklahoma) is an American pornographic actress and feature dancer.
Wikipedia Paul Brooke (born 22 November 1944) is an English actor of film, television, and radio.
Wikipedia Sir George Brooke (1568-1603) was an English aristocrat, executed for his part in two plots against the government of King James I.
Wikipedia Basil Charles Barrington Brooke (6 April 1895?20 January 1983) was an English cricketer, who also played for the Singapore national cricket team.
Wikipedia Lauren Brooke, real name Lauren Thompson, (born July 30, 1982) is a National TV personality, print and voiceover model who currently works for Golf Channel hosting "Top Ten" and "Destination Golf", as well as Hulu.
Wikipedia John Brooke (1755-1802) was a Warwickshire politician who developed the Ashted estate near Birmingham and is principally known for his role during and after the Priestley Riots of 1791.

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