Brockwell Family History

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Brockwell Name Meaning

English: probably a habitational name from an unidentified minor place named with Old English brocc ‘badger’ + wiella ‘spring’, ‘stream’ or hol ‘hole’, ‘hollow’. Old English brocchol is known to have developed into Brockwell in at least one instance, in Derbyshire. Both Brockwell Park in London and Brockwell Farm in Buckinghamshire are of comparatively recent origin, probably deriving their names from the surname rather than vice versa.

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

Similar surnames: Rockwell, Bracewell, Blackwell, Stockwell, Brickell, Broadwell

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Brockwell Family Origin

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Brockwell Family Occupations

What did your Brockwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Brockwell family was Parchment Maker. Bricklayer, Builder and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brockwell. The most common Brockwell occupation in the UK was Bricklayer. 4% of Brockwell's were Bricklayers.

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  • Bricklayer

  • Builder

  • Labourer

  • Parchment Maker


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Brockwell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Brockwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brockwell 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Brockwell. 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 Brockwell. For the veterans among your Brockwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brockwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Brockwell lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Brockwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Brockwell in 1958 was 59, and 79 in 2004.

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