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Brethouwer Family History

Brethouwer Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Brethauer, Bredthauer, Bretthauer, Brouwer, Brewer, Bethune, Brother

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Where is the Brethouwer family from?

You can see how Brethouwer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brethouwer family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Brethouwer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 8 Brethouwer families living in Nebraska. This was 100% of all the recorded Brethouwer's in USA. Nebraska had the highest population of Brethouwer families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brethouwer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brethouwer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Brethouwer. 50% of Brethouwer men worked as a Laborer. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Retired
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Census Records

There are 311 census records available for the last name Brethouwer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brethouwer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 49 immigration records available for the last name Brethouwer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 45 military records available for the last name Brethouwer. For the veterans among your Brethouwer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brethouwer lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Brethouwer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Brethouwer in 1962 was 76, and 81 in 2003.

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