I don't claim to be an expert on the Alsobrook name, but I have a copy of a letter which was sent to me that gives some explainations concerning the name and it's origin. It was written by Alvin Alsobrook in 1956. In it he states that according to his earliest record they come from Nottingham, England. John and Samuel Alsobrook came to the United States at Halifax County, North Carolina at the ages of 18 and 16 in 1775. Alvin Alsobrook received a letter from G.C. Allsebrook in 1948, which states that he's "heard the name all over England, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and the U.S. and spelled many ways, such as: Allsebrook, Aulsebrook, Alsobrook, Alsibrook, and others. It occurs frequently in the Domesday Book in forms as: Alsi, Aelsi, Agelsie, Athelsie, etc. It is the family name of the royal house of Wessex who became kings of the English with Cerdic about 550 a.d. and ruled until 1055 a.d. Where(He)said 'Cedric' (He) should have put Egbert, 838 a.d., of the family Alfred the Great is best known. His grandson was Aethelstan. At the time of Senlac Alsi cousin of the Queen was also steward of her estates. In Domesday there are many entries referring to the name Alsi. Eventually the name Alsi became distinguished from others by the post-Norman termination of atte-brook, or later 'brook'. Previous to the Saxon conquest of Britain the name had been Aethelsieger. As Alfred's name was a contraction of Aethelfred, so our name is much contracted and then added to: Aethel (Al) Sieger (Si) at the brook (Brook)"
Or, such is one man's explaination.
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