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Brotherton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places called Brotherton, in North Yorkshire and Suffolk; both are named with Old English broðor ‘brother’ or the Old Scandinavian personal name Bróðir + Old English tun ‘farmstead’, ‘enclosure’.

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


Similar surnames: Winterton, Atherton, Brother, Netherton, Brierton, Brenton

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Brotherton Family Origin

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Brotherton Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    3%
  • Annuitant

    2%
  • Gardener

    2%
  • Cotton Weaver

    2%

In 1881, the most common Brotherton occupation in the UK was Labourer. 3% of Brotherton's were Labourers. Labourer, Annuitant and Gardener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brotherton. A less common occupation for the Brotherton family was Cotton Weaver.

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Brotherton Historical Records

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Brotherton Life Expectancy

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Famous Brotherton Family

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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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