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Brokaw Family History

Brokaw Name Meaning
Altered form of the Dutch personal name Brokaert (see Broeker).

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

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19,062 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,474 Military Records
1,108 Immigration Records
20,679 Census and Voter Lists
111,524 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Brokaw Families

  • Number of Brokaw families
     55 - 108
     19 - 54
     1 - 18
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Brokaw families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Brokaw last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Brokaw census records

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Brokaw Family Origin

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Brokaw Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Brokaw families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Brokaw

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Brokaw Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Brokaw census records

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Brokaw Civil War Service Records

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