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Holbrook Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called with Old English hol ‘hole hollow’ + brōc ‘brook stream’ such as Holbrook (Derbyshire Dorset Suffolk) and Howbrook in Wortley (Yorkshire). Americanized form of North German Halbrock (or some like-sounding surname) a cognate of 1 above.

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


Similar surnames: Hornbrook, Seabrook, Holroyd, Brook, Benbrook, Holtrop, Holton

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Where is the Holbrook family from?

You can see how Holbrook families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holbrook family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Holbrook families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 220 Holbrook families living in Massachusetts. This was about 40% of all the recorded Holbrook's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Holbrook families in 1840.
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What did your Holbrook ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Holbrook. 15% of Holbrook men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Holbrook women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holbrook were Truck Driver and Waitress. .

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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

  • Farmer
    15%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Waitress
    6%
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Census Records

There are 122,000 census records available for the last name Holbrook. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holbrook 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Holbrook. 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 24,000 military records available for the last name Holbrook. For the veterans among your Holbrook ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Holbrook lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Holbrook life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Holbrook in 1941 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

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