The English family name Alsobrooks is classified as being of habitation origin. Habitation names are those family names which are derived from either the location of the place of residence of the initial bearer of from the name of the town of village from whence he hailed. In this particular instance, the name Alsobrooks is derived from the Old English “eald” meaning “old” and “broc” meaning “brook, stream” denoting “one who dwelled at the old brook”.
It is also possible that Alsobrooks is derivative form Allbrook, indicating “one who came from Allbrook (old brook)”, the name of a place in Hampshire. Variants of the surname Alsobrooke, who was baptized in All Saints, Loughbourough, Leicestershire, in 1634. However, research is of course ongoing and this name may have been documented even earlier than the date indicated above. Susan Alsobrooks, daughter of Williams Alsobrooks and Mary, was christened in Ashby De La Zouch, Leicestershire, in 1826 and George Alsobrooks and Anne Wardle were married in Comworth, Staffordshire, in 1839. The name Alsebrook is found in 17th-century Nottinghamshire parish records; the earliest is Christopher Alsebrook, married in 1657 in Mansfield.
The modern spelling of most English surnames is comparatively recent and is usually a phonetic rendering of the name which is found in parish registers of the seventeenth and eighteenth century. However, it should be noted that the name itself, in its various orthographic forms, may have by the same family for a previous three or four hundred years.
During the Civil War, Caucasian Families in the deep southeastern Confederate States of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi moved their family and slaves to the west to evade Union Forces.