Brother Family History

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Brother Name Meaning

English: from a byname occasionally used for a younger son, i.e. the brother (Old English broðor) of someone important, or for a guild member (brother was used in this sense in Middle English). English and Irish: from the cognate Old Norse Bróðir, which was in use as a personal name, originally for a younger son.

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

Similar surnames: Broer, Broder, Brasher, Trotter, Rother, Strother, Broeder, Brothers

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Brother Family Origin

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Brother Family Occupations

What did your Brother ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Brother family was Lodging House Keeper. Doctor Of Medicine, Grocers Porter and House Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brother. The most common Brother occupation in the UK was Doctor Of Medicine. 11% of Brother's were Doctor Of Medicines.

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  • Doctor Of Medicine

  • Grocers Porter

  • House Keeper

  • Lodging House Keeper


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

Brother Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Brother. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brother 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 Brother. 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 Brother. For the veterans among your Brother ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brother Life Expectancy

What is the average Brother lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Brother life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Brother in 1958 was 64, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brother

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brother 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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