Brooks Family History

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Brooks Name Meaning

English: from the possessive case of Brook (i.e. ‘of the brook’). Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames. Americanized spelling of German Brucks.

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


Similar surnames: Brook, Brookes, Brooke, Brock, Book, Booke, Fooks, Rook, Brookins

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Brooks Family Origin

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Brooks Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Brooks family was Farmer. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brooks. The most common Brooks occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Brooks's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Brooks Historical Records

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Brooks Life Expectancy

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Famous Brooks Family

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Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)

Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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