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Brooks Family History

Brooks Name Meaning
English: from the possessive case of Brook (i.e. ‘of the brook’).Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.Americanized spelling of German Brucks.

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

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1,894,820 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
239,792 Military Records
131,366 Immigration Records
1,381,440 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Brooks Families

  • Number of Brooks families
     1,028 - 2,053
     343 - 1,027
     1 - 342
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Brooks families
     2,589 - 5,175
     864 - 2,588
     1 - 863
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Brooks families
     170 - 337
     57 - 169
     1 - 56
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Brooks Family Origin

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Brooks Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Brooks

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Brooks Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Brooks Civil War Service Records

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