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See also: brock and Bröck


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Proper noun[edit]


  1. An English and Scottish surname, a variant of Brook, or originally a nickname for someone thought to resemble a badger (Middle English broc(k)).
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
    • 1949 Mazo de la Roche, Mary Wakefield, Dundurn Press (2009), →ISBN, page 132:
      "I suppose you," she said, "were named for General Clive." "I was. And my father was named for General Brock." "General Brock?" she asked, mystified. "General Isaac Brock, you know. The Battle of Queenston Heights, where we defeated the Americans." Her puzzled expression showed that she had not heard of the occasion. Young Busby was shocked.
  3. A small village in Fylde borough, Lancashire, England (OS grid ref SD5140).
  4. A river in Lancashire which flows through the village to the River Wyre.
  5. An unincorporated community in Scotland County, Missouri, United States.
  6. A village in Nemaha County, Nebraska, United States.
  7. An unincorporated community in Darke County, Ohio, United States.
  8. A city (?) in Parker County, Texas, United States.
  9. A township in the Regional Municipality of Durham, Ontario, Canada.
  10. A village in the Rural Municipality of Kindersley No. 290, in Saskatchewan, Canada.
  11. A rural municipality (Brock No. 64) in Saskatchewan.
  12. A river in Quebec, Canada, a tributary of the Chibougamau River.


Central Franconian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Bruck (Kölsch), Bruut (westernmost and northernmost Ripuarian)
  • Brutt (Siegerland), Braut (Moselle Franconian)


From Old High German *brūd, northern variant of brūt. The word underwent the regular Ripuarian velarization -ūd--ugd--og-.



Brock f (plural Bröck)

  1. (most of Ripuarian) bride (woman on or with regard to her wedding day)