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Brothers Name Meaning

English: variant of Brother with excrescent post-medieval -s. Americanized form of French Brodeur .

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


Similar surnames: Brother, Broshears, Breshears, Crothers, Cruthers, Brotherson, Rother

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Where is the Brothers family from?

You can see how Brothers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brothers family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brothers families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 37 Brothers families living in North Carolina. This was about 24% of all the recorded Brothers's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Brothers families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brothers surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brothers ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Brothers. 19% of Brothers men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Brothers women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brothers were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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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
    19%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Brothers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brothers 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Brothers. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Brothers. For the veterans among your Brothers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brothers lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Brothers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Brothers in 1944 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

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