Bromley Family History

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Bromley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the many places called Bromley, in Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent (now in Greater London), Greater London, Greater Manchester, Staffordshire, and elsewhere. Most are named with Old English brom ‘broom’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’, but Bromley (near Bow) in Greater London is from Old English bræmbel ‘bramble’ + leah.

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


Similar surnames: Bramley, Brimley, Bowley, Bradley, Grimley, Rowley, Boxley, Bodley

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Bromley Family Origin

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Bromley Family Occupations

What did your Bromley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bromley. 2% of Bromley men worked as a General Labourer and 48% of Bromley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bromley were Bricklayer and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    2%
  • Builders Labourer
    1%
  • Farmer
    1%
  • Bricklayer
    1%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    48%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Domestic Duties
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    1%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Bromley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 126,000 census records available for the last name Bromley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bromley 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Bromley. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Bromley. For the veterans among your Bromley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bromley Life Expectancy

What is the average Bromley lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bromley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bromley in 1953 was 56, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bromley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bromley 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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