The following comes from "The Estabrooks Family of Sackville, New Brunswick", which is a photo-copy of typewritten pages, unattributed to any author, a copy of which I have in my possession.
"In the 1967 Reaney Book on the origin of English Surnames, they have this to say: William Bestebrook in 1296 and Alan Bi Estebrowk in 1327 lived to the east of a brook in Sussex, England. Their surnames survive as Eastbrook, Eastabrook, Easterbrook, Esterbrook and the way we spell the name here in Sackville, N.B. Estabrooks. I don't know why the s is added to the name, except that it may mean Family of Estabrooks.
"The Estabrooks family came to Boston, Mass, U.S. from Enfield, England. The name was then seplled Easterbrook."
Hope that's of some use or interest.
Robert N. Ward
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