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Brownlee Name Meaning

Scottish and English: habitational name from Brownlee in Lanarkshire or Brownley in Warwickshire, both named with Old English brun ‘brown’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Brownlow, Greenlee, Bromley, Bowley, Townley, Rowley, Brownell

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Brownlee Family Origin

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Brownlee Family Occupations

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

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  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Shoemaker

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Brownlee family was Shoemaker. Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brownlee. The most common Brownlee occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Brownlee's were Coal Miners.

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Brownlee Historical Records

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Brownlee Life Expectancy

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