See also: brock and Bröck

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Brock

  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 1550028774, 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.

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EtymologyEdit

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

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Brock f ‎(plural Bröck)

  1. (central and eastern Ripuarian) bride (woman on or with regard to her wedding day)