Brinkerhoff Family History

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Brinkerhoff Name Meaning

Dutch and German: habitational name from a place so called (there is one in North Rhine-Westphalia), originally named as ‘the farmstead (hof) in low-lying pastureland (see Brink)’.

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

Similar surnames: Dickerhoff, Brockhoff, Benninghoff, Benshoff, Neuhoff, Brinker

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Brinkerhoff Family Origin

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Brinkerhoff Family Occupations

What did your Brinkerhoff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Brinkerhoff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Brinkerhoff's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brinkerhoff. A less common occupation for the Brinkerhoff family was Clerk.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Clerk


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Brinkerhoff ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Brinkerhoff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Brinkerhoff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brinkerhoff 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 732 immigration records available for the last name Brinkerhoff. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Brinkerhoff. For the veterans among your Brinkerhoff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brinkerhoff Life Expectancy

What is the average Brinkerhoff lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Brinkerhoff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Brinkerhoff in 1955 was 44, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brinkerhoff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brinkerhoff 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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