Brenke Family History

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Brenke Name Meaning

North German: variant of the topographic name Brink, or habitational name from a place named with this word.

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

Similar surnames: Brekke, Breske, Brunke, Brenna, Brede, Remke, Brecke, Boehnke, Grenke

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Brenke Family Origin

Where is the Brenke family from?

Brenke Family Occupations

What did your Brenke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Brenke family was Works Lumber Yard. Farmer, Laborer and Taylor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brenke. The most common Brenke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Brenke's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Taylor

  • Works Lumber Yard


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

Brenke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Brenke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brenke 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 317 immigration records available for the last name Brenke. 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 275 military records available for the last name Brenke. For the veterans among your Brenke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brenke Life Expectancy

What is the average Brenke lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Brenke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Brenke in 1963 was 61, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brenke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brenke 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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