Brodie Family History

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Brodie Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Brodie Castle in Moray. The place name is probably from Gaelic brothach ‘muddy place’ rather than bruthach ‘steep place’.

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


Similar surnames: Bogie, Bodle, Bode, Bodin, Brody, Broadie, Bodi, Rodio, Broda, Rode

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Brodie Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Brodie name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Brodie. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    43%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    24%

  • European Jewish

    6%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

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Brodie Family Origin

Where is the Brodie family from?

Brodie Family Occupations

What did your Brodie ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Brodie family was Annuitant. The most common Brodie occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Brodie's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brodie.

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  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Tailor

    2%
  • Annuitant

    2%

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

Brodie Historical Records

What Brodie family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 100,000 census records available for the last name Brodie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brodie 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 24,000 immigration records available for the last name Brodie. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Brodie. For the veterans among your Brodie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brodie Life Expectancy

What is the average Brodie lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Brodie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Brodie in 1943 was 59, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brodie

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brodie 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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