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Browder Surname Meaning

Altered form of English or Irish Broader (see Brother ) or perhaps Dutch Broeder or German Broder . This surname is also common among African Americans.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Broder, Browner, Crowder, Broeder, Crowner, Mowder, Brewer, Broker

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Where is the Browder family from?

You can see how Browder families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Browder family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Browder families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 16 Browder families living in Virginia. This was about 23% of all the recorded Browder's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Browder families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Browder surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Browder ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Browder. 21% of Browder men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Browder women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Browder were Farm Laborer and Teacher. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Browder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Browder 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 769 immigration records available for the last name Browder. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Browder. For the veterans among your Browder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Browder lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Browder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Browder in 1947 was 41, and 70 in 2004.

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