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Brakke Name Meaning

Dutch: from Middle Dutch bracke, brakke ‘bloodhound’, ‘hunting dog’, hence possibly an occupational name for a hunter or a keeper of hounds. Compare Brack.

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


Similar surnames: Bakke, Brokke, Brack, Drake, Rake, Bracker, Brake, Brace, Braker

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Brakke Family Origin

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Brakke Family Occupations

What did your Brakke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brakke. A less common occupation for the Brakke family was Farming. The most common Brakke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 74% of Brakke's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    74%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%
  • Farming

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Brakke ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Brakke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Brakke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brakke census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Brakke. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Brakke. For the veterans among your Brakke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brakke Life Expectancy

What is the average Brakke lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Brakke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Brakke in 1957 was 49, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brakke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brakke ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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