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

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  • Farmer

    87%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%

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In 1880, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Brekke. The most common Brekke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 87% of Brekke's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Brekke family was Laborer.

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Brekke Historical Records

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Brekke Life Expectancy

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