Brekke Family History

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Brekke Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farms named Brekke, from Old Norse brekka ‘hill’, ‘slope’, ‘steep ascent’ (often with reference to a steep track or approach).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Brekken, Bakke, Brenke, Breese, Brake, Brue, Beck, Brieske, Bjerke

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Brekke Family Origin

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Brekke Family Occupations

What did your Brekke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Brekke. 35% of Brekke men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Brekke women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brekke were Carpenter and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
  • Waitress

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Brekke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Brekke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brekke census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Brekke. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Brekke. For the veterans among your Brekke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brekke Life Expectancy

What is the average Brekke lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Brekke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Brekke in 1955 was 49, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brekke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brekke ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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