Brocklehurst Family History

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Brocklehurst Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a place near Accrington named Brocklehurst, from Old English brocc-hol ‘badger’s sett’ + hyrst ‘wooded hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Blackhurst, Broadhurst, Akehurst, Swindlehurst, Crowhurst, Bringhurst

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Brocklehurst Family Origin

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Brocklehurst Family Occupations

What did your Brocklehurst ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Brocklehurst occupation in the UK was Farmer. 13% of Brocklehurst's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Brocklehurst family was Silk Weaver. Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brocklehurst.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Silk Weaver


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Brocklehurst Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Brocklehurst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brocklehurst 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 Brocklehurst. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Brocklehurst. For the veterans among your Brocklehurst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brocklehurst Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Brocklehurst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Brocklehurst in 1963 was 72, and 64 in 2004.

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