Brow Family History

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Brow Name Meaning

English: either a descriptive nickname for someone with bushy or otherwise distinctive eyebrows, from Middle English browe ‘eyebrow’, ‘eyelid’ (Old English bru), but, more likely, a topographic name for someone who lived at the brow of a hill from a transferred use of the same word; surnames of the type de la Browe are recorded from the end of the 13th century. Americanized spelling of French Braud. Americanized spelling of Dutch Brouw, an occupational name for a brewer, from a derivative of Middle High Dutch brouwen ‘to brew’.

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

Similar surnames: Bow, Trow, Brown, Low, Crow, Blow, Brue, Troy, Broe, Bro

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Brow Family Origin

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Brow Family Occupations

What did your Brow 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 Brow. 7% of Brow men worked as a General Labourer and 36% of Brow women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brow were Army Pensioner and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • A B Ss Homegirl
  • Accountants Managing Clerk
  • Army Pensioner

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Domestic Servant
  • Unpaid Domestic

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

Brow Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Brow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brow 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 Brow. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Brow. For the veterans among your Brow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brow Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Brow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Brow in 1953 was 43, and 70 in 2004.

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