Bro Name Meaning

Scandinavian: habitational name from any of various places named with Swedish or Danish bro, Norwegian bro or bru ‘bridge’. Possibly an altered spelling of Irish Broe (see Brew).

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


Similar surnames: Broe, Bru, Brue, Bry, Buro, Brow, Bo, Bero, Croy, Aro

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Bro Family Origin

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Bro Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Keeping House

    15%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Blacksmith

    8%

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In 1880, the most common Bro occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Bro's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bro. A less common occupation for the Bro family was Blacksmith.

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Bro Historical Records

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Bro Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1955 and 2004, Bro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Bro in 1955 was 24, and 86 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bro

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