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Brough Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Brough, of which there are several in Yorkshire and Derbyshire as well as elsewhere. The place name is from Old English burh ‘fortress’ and in most cases these are the sites of Roman fortifications. The pronunciation is usually ‘bruff’. Possibly an altered spelling of German Brauch.

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


Similar surnames: Bough, Hough, Slough, Brouse, Brugh, Prough, Crouch, Brush, Traugh

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Brough Family Origin

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Brough Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Brough family was Labourer. The most common Brough occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Brough's were Farmers. Farmer, Coal Miner and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brough.

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  • Farmer

    6%
  • Coal Miner

    6%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%

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Brough Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Brough ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Brough Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Brough life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Brough in 1944 was 30, and 81 in 2004.

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